Can tuberculosis be transmitted through blood? For example: A needle stick injury from a probable TB patient.?

If you obtained a needle stick injury from a needle previously used to inject anesthesia to a TB patient, would you get infected too?

How can you prevent tuberculosis if ever you got a needle-stick injury? PLEASE HELP.

thanks!

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  • OR
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Tb is an airborne illness. yes you can also get it via blood as well. once you are stuck that is it all you can do is report it & get seen by a doc for some meds right away.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. It is a bacteria which transmits through airborne infections

    How is tuberculosis transmitted?

    Tuberculosis is spread through air droplets which are expelled when persons with infectious TB disease cough, sneeze, speak, or sing. Close contacts (persons with prolonged, frequent, or intense contact) are at highest risk of becoming infected (22 percent infection rate).

    But if you have had a needle-stick from a patient who has TB, you MUST get screened and get treatment as needed for blood borne viruses including Hep B and HIV, because TB is found in similar high risk groups of people....so go get medical advice

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    thanks everyone for the answers.

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