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Tuberculosis, or TB, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of the body, but they usually attack the lungs. People who are infected with TB do not feel sick, do not have any symptoms, and cannot spread TB.  If untreated, however, they may develop TB disease and be able to spread it some time in the future.  People with TB disease can be treated and cured if they seek medical help.  Even better, people who have TB infection but are not yet sick can take medicine so that they will never develop TB disease. 

Learn more about the Wisconsin TB Program, or choose any of the links found on this page.

Important news


Guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health-care settings
MMWR 2005; 54 (No. RR-17, 1-141)

Infection control in health care settings

Contact investigation of persons with infectious tuberculosis:
National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC
MMWR 2005; 54 (No. RR-15, 1-37)

Using the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test
Detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, U.S.

MMWR 2005; 54 (No. RR-15, 49-55)

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Last Revised: April 10, 2014