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Tuberculosis

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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • 4 - 6 weeks

Transmission Type(s):

Disease Reservoirs

Disease Agents

About Tuberculosis

TB is a disease 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. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.TB is a disease 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. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

Read More

Read more about Tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website