A late reply...Lucky Lucan wrote:I'm pretty sure bit was Typhoid, as in the extreme Salmonella sort of thing. Not Typhus, the tick thing. He hadn't been in the boonies much in years when that hit him.
What's with this TB test/ vaccine?
TB antibodies can be tested for by using the Tuberculin test. You've probably had it before. It is when you get a small paste under the skin and the Dr measures any inflammation about a week later. If the inflammation expands in this time, you have TB antibodies which means either you have been vaccinated or you have had a past TB infection. No inflammation means either no vaccination, no exposure OR active TB in process. I don't find this test too informative but alas it is scheduled in most health policies.