Am I at risk for Tuberculosis (TB)?
Anyone can get TB, but some people are at higher risk. Those at higher risk include:
  • Infants and small children
  • People who have close, frequent contact (such as family members, friends, coworkers) with someone who has TB disease
  • People with low income who live in crowded conditions, have poor nutrition, and have poor health care
  • Homeless people
  • People born in countries where a lot of people have TB
  • Nursing home residents
  • Prisoners
  • Alcoholics and injection drug users
  • People with medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney failure, and those with weakened immune systems (such as HIV or AIDS)

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1. Am I at risk for Tuberculosis (TB)?
2. Can I get a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test at the Health Department when it is required for my new job or for attending school?