|To your good health: Tuberculosis concerns are put to rest with test|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 22, and I am a security guard at a local store. Just recently, I detained a suspect for shoplifting. We were in a room no bigger than a small office, and she was coughing up a storm. I was in and out of the room for a half-hour or so. When the local police department showed up, she revealed that she has active tuberculosis. I did my research, and it is contagious when itís airborne. How much exposure is necessary to catch it? What are the symptoms of TB? Is it curable? Please, Iím in need of answers. ó E.A.M.
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