Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that commonly attacks the lungs, but can also go after one’s spine, brain and kidneys. TB can be fatal if not treated. Symptoms of this disease include:
- A lingering, bad cough
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Weight loss
- Sweating at night
TB can be contracted through airborne activity such as speaking, coughing or singing. The bacteria that causes this disease finds its way to the lungs and grows once someone breathes it into their body.
Executive Health Services, Inc. provides routine testing for people with a high risk of contracting TB. People who are at risk include those who have traveled to an area where this bacteria is common, exhibit the symptoms listed above, live or work in an area where this disease is common and have been around someone with TB.
With over 30 years of experience, our experts have the knowledge necessary to administer specialized post-travel laboratory tests, x-rays and evaluations. As the area’s first private travel clinic, we have academic university affiliations and the tools to provide travelers with the pre- and post-medical care they need.
If you are in need of testing for TB, you can reach our live representatives around the clock to schedule an appointment by calling 215-235-3000.