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Tuberculosis ("TB" which is short for tubercles bacillus) is a disease caused by germs called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it also can affect other parts of the body such as the brain, the kidneys or the spine.


For General Audiences

Tuberculosis A Guide for General Audiences: This module is specifically targeted to general audiences and contains information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.