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08 Mar 2004

TB - 38 wks preg
I have not been immunised against TB. My domestic worker has got TB and is HIV Positive. I have tried to avoid her in the 3 weeks, but am still concerned whether there is any risk to the unbron baby or myself.

When the baby is born and comes home there will be the danger to the baby, when does the baby get immunised against TB?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

If she has been treated for more than two weeks, she should no longer be infectious.
Mint is incorrect about the vaccines for TB. Most babies are given a BCG vaccine at a few months of age. Discuss with your paediatrician whether your baby should have it a bit earlier.

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