What is tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease still present today. It is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs (pulmonary TB). Although the majority of TB cases are pulmonary, TB can occur in other parts of the body, such as the kidney, spine, and brain. However, it is pulmonary TB that is contagious. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. Who is at risk?
3. How do you get tested for TB?
4. Where can I get tested?
5. What if I have a reaction to the skin test?
6. What is the treatment for TB?