Were you looking for information about Tuberculosis? Tubercolosis is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually infects the lungs but may also attack the kidneys, spine, and brain. Most infected individuals harbor the tuberculosis bacterium without any symptoms (latent tuberculosis) but could develop the active form of the disease if they do not receive treatment. Tuberculosis prevention focuses on vaccines, limiting exposure to people who are infectious, and preventive treatment in people with a positive TB test without symptoms.
(Click Tuberculosis to learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this disease. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on tuberculosis.)