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Updated Recommendations for Tuberculosis TB- Screening, Testing, and Treatment

Take on Tuberculosis (TB)

References:

Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Marks S et al. Treatment Practices, Outcomes, and Costs of Multidrug-resistant and Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in the United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20(5); Aslam et al. Number and Cost of Hospitalizations with Principal and Secondary Diagnoses of Tuberculosis, United States. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018;22(12).

Additional estimates for TB productivity losses due to premature deaths (see appendix).

Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Only the Tip of the Iceberg

  • There are two types of TB conditions: TB disease and latent TB infection.
  • People with TB disease are sick from active TB germs. They usually have symptoms and may spread TB germs to others.
  • People with latent TB infection do not feel sick, do not have symptoms, and cannot spread TB germs to others. But, if their TB germs become active, they can develop TB disease.
  • Millions of people in the U.S. have latent TB infection. Without treatment, they are at risk for developing TB disease.
  • To learn more about TB, visit www.cdc.gov/tb.

 

Page last reviewed: January 16, 2018