Were you looking for information about Tuberculosis? Tuberkulosis is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that can be spread from one person to another through the air. The bacterium that causes this, called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, generally attacks the lungs but can also affect the kidneys, spine, and brain. In most infected individuals, the bacteria become inactive but remain alive in the body and can become active later. This is called latent tuberculosis, and people with this form of the disease have no symptoms but may have a positive TB skin test reaction.
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