Tuberculosis can hide in plain sight


March 28, 2024

World Tuberculosis Day was March 24, 2024, and the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans that Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and curable disease. This can be achieved with early identification, testing, and treatment for those who have been exposed, carry an infection or evidence of active Tuberculosis.

“Our TB numbers in Tennessee are consistent with what we saw for the disease prior to the pandemic,” Tennessee Health Commissioner Ralph Alvarado, MD, FACP said. “We are particularly concerned with individuals under the age of 18 who have received a diagnosis of Tuberculos...

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