I remember that in the 1980's-1990's that you could acquire TB from the TB test and that the rate was quite high; is this still true?


My information may be from a 1960's to 1980's pharmaceutical reference manual.

Update 2:

Didn't mean to imply that was anywhere other than USA.

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    That was never true. The TB test never gave tb to anyone. It’s not live bacteria.  Check that again

  • 2 months ago

    Nope. Don't know where you heard that.  Possibly on some antivax site.

    I have been around since the late 50's, had my first TB test in the late 60's or early 70's when they were trying to eradicate it.

    I know hundreds of people who had it (including thousands at my school alone) and no-one developed TB as a result.

  • 2 months ago

    I've worked in the medical field since the 80s and have NEVER heard of that.

  • 2 months ago

    TB i have heard of a few cases but i can tell you in the mid 1950 s, the SALK vaccine which was suppose to protect you from polio actually gave polio to hundreds of children

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It was not true then. Never heard of in the U.K.

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    was never true and still isn't true

  • Mike G
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Citation needed.

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