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TB Guidance for Haiti Earthquake Responders

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Page last updated: July 13, 2010

Basic TB Facts

TB disease 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. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 306 TB cases per 100,000 persons in Haiti in 2007, as compared with 4.4 per 100,000 in the United States the same year. Multidrug-resistant TB and TB/HIV coinfection are also public health concerns in Haiti.

TB Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti

  • Before Travel
  • After You Come Home
 

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