Wisconsin Tuberculosis Program

Tuberculosis, or TB, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of the body, but 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.


Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Respiratory Diseases and International Health Unit

Division of Public Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
1 West Wilson Street
Madison  WI 53701-2659
608-266-0049 - Secure Fax

Jo Mercurio - Office operations
Pa Vang - TB nurse consultant 
Philip Wegner - TB nurse consultant
Savitri Tsering - Refugee health coordinator 

Last Revised: July 9, 2015