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What is tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (or TB for short) is an infectious disease, usually of the lungs. It is caused by a type of bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis


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