Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne, communicable disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. According to the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, each year nearly 9 million people around the world become sick with TB. Law-based interventions to control TB, in use for more than a century, remain highly relevant today. CDC, in cooperation with the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and other partners, has developed and facilitated development of a portfolio of law-related resources to prevent and control the spread of TB.

Find more information on the TB website.

CDC Scenario-Based Assessment: Understanding and Sufficiency of States’ TB Control Laws (Toolkit)

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