Tuberculosis (TB) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Tuberculosis (TB)

COVID-19 response: temporary changes
For more information about temporary changes to TB testing requirements for health care facilities, see Temporary Changes to Tuberculosis Requirements (PDF). For more information about prioritizing active TB, contact investigation, latent infection, and Class B follow up at the local and tribal public health level, see Guide for Prioritizing TB Prevention and Control Activities During the COVID-19 Response (PDF).

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.

  • TB Basics
    Fact sheets, videos, poster, and other resources with general information about TB.
Updated Thursday, 21-May-2020 14:12:32 CDT