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.
Didn't mean to imply that was anywhere other than USA.
- Diane ALv 71 month ago
That was never true. The TB test never gave tb to anyone. It’s not live bacteria. Check that again
- TarkarriLv 72 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.
- NonplussedLv 62 months ago
I've worked in the medical field since the 80s and have NEVER heard of that.
- CharlesLv 72 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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- TavyLv 72 months ago
It was not true then. Never heard of in the U.K.
- kelvinLv 72 months ago
was never true and still isn't true
- Mike GLv 72 months ago