What is PPD when testing for tuberculosis?

Answer PPD stands for the purified protein derivative that a health care provider injects under the top layer of the skin, causing a blister to form under the skin. The test is also known as a tuberculosi... Read More »

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In which countries are the overseas testing locations of the US Army located and in what kind of testing are they involved?

The US doesn't tend to test within other countries' borders. However, they have many overseas testing locations, nearly all islands in the south pacific. Here, nuclear weapons were tested during th... Read More »

What happens when a mother does not show up for a court order for DNA testing?

The court will likely dismiss the complaint against the alleged father. However, sometimes the court will allow the complaint to be refiled.

What are the treatments for tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, typically affects the lungs. TB can be spread through close contact. As a treatment precaution, Health Encyclop... Read More »

What is the outcome of tuberculosis?

The bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the disease tuberculosis, which affects the lungs of the infected. The bacteria causes pneumonia and inflammation of the lungs which can make breathin... Read More »