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.
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Revised: April 25, 2013