Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually affects the lungs, but can affect any part of the body. The NYC Department of Health has TB Chest Centers throughout the city that provide free evaluation and treatment for TB. In almost all instances, TB can be cured with modern medicine. Sign up for TB Action News to get periodic updates on TB news, events, and more.
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