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Tuberculosis damn sight worse than covid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    OK not as contagious but my wife has been battling tuberculosis for two months so far and it is much nastier than when we had covid!

    Not as fatal as it used to be but still debilitating.

    Requires a combination of powerful antibiotics that on their own make her feel shite. 5 tablets at 6am, must be on an empty stomach. Then more in the day. At least the constant hacking cough stopped.

    So given the choice of covid again or TB I will take covid. I can see why they insist on TB checks for spouse visas to the UK and Australia.

    After two months the xray is starting to improve.

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    Hope she fights it off as quickly as possible and follows the medical advice. Many people struggle to get rid of it. 200 people in HK died of TB in the last reportable year. About 1 in 20 who catch it die from TB in HK.

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    Wishing her a complete and timely recovery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Hope she fights it off as quickly as possible and follows the medical advice. Many people struggle to get rid of it. 200 people in HK died of TB in the last reportable year. About 1 in 20 who catch it die from TB in HK.
    In Hong Kong there should be no need for that level of deaths. But the same could be said for covid I suppose.

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    Bloody 'ell, Hull. Any variety of TB is rough, even *only* the pulmonary type. You and your wife will be in my prayers.

    I think death rates (even in HK) have been rising again not only because of the increasing number of antibiotic resistant cases but also because so few people have any idea of the symptoms and just think the early stages are "a bit of a cough/ wheeze." Probably many Gen X and Y doctors have never even seen a case - hard to believe that less than 40 years ago it was endemic here.

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