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Were you looking for information about Tuberculosis? Tubercolosi is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial infection that is spread through the air from one person to another. In most people who breathe in the bacteria and become infected, the bacteria become inactive but remain alive in the body and can become active later (known as latent tuberculosis). Of the estimated 10 to 15 million people in the U.S. who have latent tuberculosis, about 10 percent will develop the active form of the disease at some point in their lives. If left untreated, active tuberculosis can be fatal.
(Click Tuberculosis for more information on tuberculosis, including how it can be prevented, how it is diagnosed, and what treatment options are available. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on tuberculosis.)
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