Should you be afraid of getting TB? We can say to most people living in Finland: probably you don’t need to worry. TB is a rare disease in Finland. Most people don’t need to worry about it.
People who have spent much time with a person who has TB of the lungs are at highest risk for being infected with TB. This group includes for example those living in the same household.
Also other factors affect the risk, for example:
- Have you lived long in a country where TB is common?
- Is TB common in your country of origin?
- Have you lived in overcrowded conditions?
- What is the state of your health and immunity?
In this section, you can find information on tuberculosis risk groups.