The latest news on tuberculosis
The main way to avoid infection is to avoid people with active tuberculosis.
Some of the usual symptoms of active TB include fever, chills, night sweats, cough, and weight loss.
It is best to catch the infection of TB while it is latent.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Both latent TB infection and active TB disease are treated with antibiotics.
People with active TB disease should stay home in order to avoid infecting others.