Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by bacteria. There are two phases: latent infection and active disease. People with latent TB do not look or feel sick and they do not spread it to others. People with active TB usually feel sick, can have tissue damage to the lungs or other parts of the body and can spread the infection to others. 

Fillmore County Public Health collaborates with the Minnesota Department of Health and medical providers to ensure that persons with TB receive effective and timely treatment and that contact investigations are performed to minimize the spread of TB. 

More details about Tuberculosis are available from the Minnesota Department of Health

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