Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are two phases: latent infection and active disease. Active TB disease most often affects the lungs, but can involve any part of the body.

TB is transmitted through the air; extended close contact with someone with infectious TB disease is typically required for TB to spread.

The MDH TB Prevention and Control Program collaborates with clinicians and local health departments to ensure that persons with TB receive effective and timely treatment and that contact investigations are performed to minimize the spread of TB.

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Tuberculin shortage in Minnesota has ended - October 22, 2015
MDH recommendations.

  • Reporting TB
    All cases of tuberculosis must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.

Updated Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 03:00PM