Mecklenburg County Health Department
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Charlotte, NC 28211
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
In 2014, a total of 22 TB cases (2.2 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in Mecklenburg, nearly 50% lower than the previous year. While reported cases have decreased, the contagious nature of the disease and the emergence of drug-resistant strains make TB a continued public health threat.
TB Highlights, 2013 & 2014TB Fact Sheet
For more information on Tuberculosis, visit:
Centers for Disease Control, Tuberculosis webpage (http://www.cdc.gov/tb/default.htm)
World Health Organization (WHO), Tuberculosis Health Topic (http://www.who.int/topics/tuberculosis/en/)
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