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.
This program provides a review of the history, transmission, epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, preventive therapy, treatment, infection control, BCG, and direct observation therapy.