Were you looking for information about Tuberculosis? Tuberculous is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
Most people with tuberculosis (TB) have the latent form of the disease and do not develop symptoms. About 1 in 10 of these infected individuals develops active TB at some time in their lives. Treatment involves taking several different antibiotics for at least six months (and in some cases, up to several years). Tuberculosis is largely a preventable disease; prevention focuses on limiting exposure when a person is infectious, getting vaccinated, and administering preventive treatment in people who have a positive TB test without symptoms.
(Click Tuberculosis for more information on how this disease is transmitted, to find out how it is diagnosed, and to learn more about possible symptoms. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on tuberculosis.)