Mississippi State Department of Health

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease.

While anyone can get TB, some groups are at higher risk, especially persons with close contact (persons who had prolonged, frequent, or intense contact with a person with infectious TB), person with HIV or other immunosuppressive condition, diabetics, smokers, those undergoing chemotherapy and those receiving immunosuppressive therapy. TB is curable and preventable but, some strains of TB have become resistant to TB drugs and are more difficult to treat.

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Links referenced
MSDH Tuberculosis Control    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,125,html
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center    http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention    http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/tb/
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html

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