Pediatric Tuberculosis Fact Sheet Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although TB primarily affects the lungs, other organs and tissues may be affected as well. For decades the incidence of TB had been on the decline.
Tuberculosis Facts for Parents TB, or tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of your body, but they usually attack the lungs.
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