Public Health - Tuberculosis

  1. Signs & Symptoms of Tuberculosis

    Symptoms of tuberculosis depend on where in the body the TB bacteria are growing.

  2. How Tuberculosis Spreads

    Tuberculosis bacteria spread through the air from one person to another.

  3. Tuberculosis Risk Factors

    Some people develop tuberculosis soon after becoming infected. Other people may get sick years later.

  4. Latent TB Infection & TB Disease

    Tuberculosis bacteria can live in the body without making you sick. This is called latent TB infection.

  5. Tuberculosis Vaccine Information

    This vaccine is not widely used in the United States. However, it is often given to infants and small children in other countries where TB is common.

  6. Exposure to Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis bacteria enter the air when a person with active TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings.

  7. TB & HIV Infection

    People living with HIV are more likely than others to become sick with TB.

  8. Tuberculosis Prevention

    Many people who have latent tuberculosis infection never develop TB disease. But some people who have latent TB infection are more likely to develop TB disease than others.

  9. Tuberculosis Terms

    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of terms commonly used in association with tuberculosis.

  10. ?TB Información en ?Español - CDC

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  11. Provider Resources

    Current information on disease reporting, disease trends, and prevention steps for healthcare providers, long term care facilities, school districts and other community partners.