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 visit:
Where can I get a TB Skin Test?
Click here for a list of available facilities.
For Healthcare Providers:
Healthcare providers should call the Communicable Disease unit at (360) 397-8182 to report confirmed or suspect cases of TB.
- Washington State Department of Health TB Program website
- Tuberculosis Data and Reports website
- Clark County TB Data website
For more information about TB please contact our Communicable Disease Team at (360) 397-8182