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Tuberculosis

Florida Department of Health in Marion County

Tuberculosis is a disease that is spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs. The germs are put into the air when a person with TB of the lung coughs, sneezes, laughs or sings. TB can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys or the spine.

The purpose of the TB control program at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is to:

  • Identify and treat to cure all active cases of TB.
  • Identify and test (also treat if indicated) all individuals exposed to an active TB case.
  • Conduct TB surveillance activities.
  • Provide education on TB disease.

Related Links:

Florida Department of Health Tuberculosis page

Florida Department of Health TB Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Department of Health Florida System of Tuberculosis Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuberculosis page

World Health Organization Tuberculosis page