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What is primary tuberculosis?

Susie Whitworth
Nursing
Primary tuberculosis occurs in someone who has not had previous contact with the bacilus that causes tuberculosis. In most people, the infection lays latent, but can become active and develop into active tuberculosis at any time.

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