• DSHS TB and Hansen's Disease Branch
    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300
    Fax: 512-989-4010

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Tuberculosis (TB)


TB World ImageTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a germ that is spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys or the spine. A person with TB disease can die if they do not get treatment.

TB disease can be cured with medical care and the right medicine. Learn more...

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DSHS Mycobacteriology Laboratory
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Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID)
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National TB Controllers Association
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CDC Tuberculosis (TB)
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Last updated August 31, 2021