Not enough evidence to link Covid with increase in TB
Medikoe Health Expert
Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru Aug 5, 2021
Like other post-covid infections, which are not new but are preying on the weakened immunity, TB can infect a person recovering from Covid as his or her immunity is weak at that time. "TB bacilli can be present in humans in a dormant state and has the potential to start multiplying when the individual’s immunity is compromised for any reason. The same is applicable in post-Covid scenario, when an individual may develop decreased immunity due to the virus itself or due to the treatment, especially immune-suppressants like steroids," the ministry said.