Tuberculosis - Inuit - Get tested for TB!

Note: The recommendation has changed and you should now get tested for TB if you have had a cough for at least 2 weeks .

Transcript - Tuberculosis - Inuit - Get tested for TB!

Transcript - Tuberculosis - Inuit - Get tested for TB!

A boy is in front of his school, coughing.

Boy - What's up with this cough? Three weeks is long enough, already!

Boy notices a poster for TB testing.

Close up of boy.

Boy - That's it. I'm getting tested.

The boy is at a medical clinic sitting on a medical bed speaking to a nurse.

Boy - I've had a cough for three weeks that just won't go away. I want to get tested for TB.

Nurse - You need a chest X-ray and to cough up some phlegm for the lab.

"Several days later." Back in the clinic the nurse has the patient's results.

Nurse - The results are back and you have active TB. That's why you've been coughing so much. But don't worry, TB is 100% curable and now you can start treatment.

Close up of boy.

Boy - At least I know what it is. I totally feel better now.

"A few weeks later." Boy is outside with his friend walking to school.

Boy - I have TB and started the meds a few weeks ago. Now, my cough is almost gone. You should get tested, too. You don't want to pass it on to others. Especially little kids that can get really sick from it.

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