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What is preventive therapy for tuberculosis (TB)?

Preventive therapy for tuberculosis (TB) is when someone exposed to TB who develops a latent infection, meaning a non-active infection, is treated to prevent activation and complications of TB. The main medication that is used to treat TB is isoniazid, which is an antibiotic.

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