What is TB?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack 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.
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases:
- One third of the world's population is infected with TB.
- In 2011, nearly 9 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were 1.4 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
- TB is a leading a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.
Click on the links below to see the latest Colorado TB data.