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Tuberculosis: What you need to know

Per the CDC, Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.

TB Fact Sheets:

TB Information for Employers in Non-Healthcare Settings:

CDC: 5 Things You Need to Know About TB Video:

To learn more visit: Basic TB Facts | TB | CDC



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