What Is Dormant TB?

Answer Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that begins in the lungs. TB is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, spreading the bacteria in aerosol droplets. When you are expo... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What Is Dormant TB

Can HIV be dormant?

A person who is infected with HIV will typically go through the clinical asymptomatic stage (also called the clinical latency stage). During this period no symptoms are present. However, the virus ... Read More »

How long can HIV be dormant?

While each case is unique, during the initial phase of HIV infection, the virus can be dormant for about three weeks and up to six months before the infected person notices flulike symptoms. After ... Read More »

Is Mt. Etna dormant?

Mount Etna, found in northeastern Sicily in Italy, is not dormant; it actually has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world. It stands as the largest active volcano in Europe as of 2... Read More »

Is Mauna Loa dormant?

Mauna Loa is not a dormant volcano. It is located in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii and last erupted in 1984. The volcano is 13,679 feet above sea level. Because it continues to be active, it is ... Read More »