What is tuberculosis (TB)?
Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease usually affecting the lungs. Other parts of the body can also be affected, such as the lymph nodes, kidneys, bones, joints, spine, and brain.
Who gets tuberculosis and how is it spread?
TB can affect anyone of any age. Tuberculosis is spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease coughs, sneezes, or even speaks. People nearby may breathe in the bacteria and become infected.
What are the symptoms of tuberculosis?
The symptoms of TB include a low-grade fever, night sweats, fatigue,