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Tuberculosis (TB)

What is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis, also called TB, is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually involves the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can infect almost any organ in the body. TB is almost always curable with antibiotics. Tuberculosis kills more people today than any other infectious disease. However, death from TB is rare in the United States.

For more information about TB (symptoms, spread, testing, treatment) please contact our TB Case Management Team at (360) 397-8182 or visit our partners:

Where can I get a TB Skin Test?
Click here for a list of available facilities.

For Public Health and Healthcare Providers:

How to report confirmed or suspect TB cases to Public Health
Healthcare providers should call the Communicable Disease unit at (360) 397-8182 to report both confirmed and suspect cases of TB.

For more information about TB please contact our TB Case Management Team at (360)397-8182

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