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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. 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 cases (2.2 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in Mecklenburg, nearly 50% lower than for 2013.  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. ​


Tuberculosis Data

TB Highlights, 2013 & 2014
TB Fact Sheet

1984 to 2014 TB Historical Trend Data.jpg
 For more information visit:

Centers for Disease Control, Tuberculosis webpage​  

World Health Organization (WHO), Tuberculosis Health Topic​

 

If you need additional data, please submit an online data request.


Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700