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Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection of the lungs that can be spread through the air when a person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Within the last year, there were 8,916 reported cases of TB in the United States, as well as 13 million people living with latent tuberculosis. People with HIV, babies and young children, and older adults continue to have a higher risk of getting the disease.

The National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) primary focus is to support public health professionals in their prevention efforts. NPIN offers links to valuable TB resources. These include:

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The NPIN Community provides a forum for professionals to connect, share, and collaborate in meaningful conversations with other prevention partners. Community members get access to breaking news and the latest information about advancements in prevention strategies. Registration is EASY – you can begin connecting with and learning from other TB partners.

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