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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. Learn More »


Basic TB Facts

Signs and Symptoms, Transmission, Risk Factors, Exposure, TB Personal Stories…

Testing & Diagnosis

Testing Methods, Tuberculin Skin Testing, Blood Tests...

Infection Control & Prevention

Infection Control in Health-Care Settings, International Travelers, Respiratory Protection...

TB in Specific Populations

African-Americans, Corrections, Children, Homeless, Pregnancy, Travelers . . .

Drug-Resistant TB

Treatment Regimens, Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR TB), Extensively Drug-Resistant TB (XDR TB)


Regimens for Latent TB Infection and TB Disease, New 12–dose Regimen...

TB & HIV Coinfection

Basic Information, Treatment Regimens...

Vaccines & Immunizations

BCG Vaccine...

Laboratory Information

Drug Susceptibility Testing, Genotyping, Identification, Model Performance Evaluation Program (MPEP)...


TB Trials Consortium, TB Epidemiologic Studies, Behavioral & Social Science Research...



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