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What makes TB infection turn into TB disease?

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People whose immune systems or bodies are weaker are more likely to have their TB infection turn into TB disease. People who are more likely to have TB infection turn into TB disease are people who drink too much alcohol, people with diabetes or cancer, people who are very thin, and people with HIV infection.

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