Tuberculosis (Disease)

Reportable by Providers and laboratories
Tuberculosis (Disease)

Infectious agent: :  Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Description of illness:  Tuberculosis (TB) is spread person to person through the air when a person coughs, speaks or sings.  TB bacteria can infect any part of the body, but generally target the lungs.  Symptoms of TB include weight loss, fatigue, hemoptysis, cough lasting > 2 weeks, night sweats, and fever.  Other symptoms can be reported depending on where in the body the bacteria have grown. 

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