Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Tuberculosis
Abstract: The novel coronavirus or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a new coronavirus that was only recently discovered in 2019. The virus causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium known since 1882 when it was discovered by Dr Robert Koch, but there is historical evidence of TB in humans for thousands of years. Questions are answered in this document.
Author(s): International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Resource Type: Guidance and Tools
Filed under: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Prevention, Treatment, Tuberculosis