Tuberculosis (TB) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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.

  • TB Basics
    Fact sheets, videos, poster, and other resources with general information about TB.
Updated Tuesday, 29-Jan-2019 13:10:28 CST