Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection of the lungs that can be spread through the air when a person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Overall, about 5 to 10% of infected persons who do not receive treatment for latent TB infection will develop TB disease at some time in their lives. 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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