Downloadable documents – TB

Mayo Clinic – Causes of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria that spread from person to person through microscopic droplets released into the air.

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Mayo Clinic – Definition of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that primarily affects your lungs.

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Mayo Clinic – Risk Factors of Tuberculosis

Anyone can get tuberculosis, but certain factors can increase your risk of the disease.

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Mayo Clinic – Symptoms of Tuberculosis

Although your body may harbor the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, your immune system usually can prevent you from becoming sick.

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Mayo Clinic – Complications of Tuberculosis

Without treatment, tuberculosis can be fatal.

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