A quest to bring TB out of hiding

LYNN — Antonio Frias took it in stride when he heard the blood test results: He was infected with tuberculosis.

“I wasn’t upset, because God knows what he has in store for me,” Frias, a 76-year-old retiree, said through a translator on a recent visit to the Lynn Community Health Center. “But I have to follow up. I have to do my part.”

And so he does, taking a pill every day, as prescribed, even though his infection is inactive and doesn’t make him feel sick.

Frias has a TB infection that he may have carried, without knowing it, since before he left the Dominican Republic 30 years ago.

Read the rest of Felice Freyer’s story in the Boston Globe, here.

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