All Mobile Fire Rescue Department employees were called down to have the annual Tuberculosis skin test done with the option to either receive or refuse a TB skin test.
The annual TB skin test was conducted at a classroom facility the Mobile Fire Department leases at the festival center next to Academy Sports and Outdoors.
The annual TB skin test is not mandatory for Mobile Fire Rescue Department employees and if someone refuses the Tuberculosis skin test they had to sign a refusal form.
The Tuberculosis skin test is a simple procedure and it usually only takes less than five minutes to fill out the form and have the skin test injected into your arm just under the skin.
The Tuberculosis skin test injection under the skin will make a little bubble and should disappear within a short period of time.
After having the Tuberculosis skin test done you need to return in 2-3 days to the clinic or office to check the results of your TB skin test.
The Tuberculosis bacteria commonly will attack the lungs, but has been known to attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain.
Another name for the TB bacteria is Mycobacterium tuberculosis and if gone untreated Tuberculosis will cause the body to shut down and cause death
Tuberculosis is spread through the air by coughing, sneezing, speaking, singing, and anytime air passes through the throat and out the nose or mouth and whoever is close by can become infected by the Tuberculosis bacteria.
There have never been any reported cases of Tuberculosis having been spread by sharing food or drink, kissing, shaking somebody’s hand or from touching bed linens or toilet seats.
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