Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually affects the lungs, but can attack any part of the body, including the the kidney, spine, and brain.
Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist:
- Latent TB infection (LTBI)
- TB disease
If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
Access a wide array of TB resources including professional resources, historical data, information about TB in specific locations, and treatment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiled data and statistics relating to the occurrence of TB in the US.
Idaho Division of Public Health maintains an interactive tool exploring data relating to cases of TB in Idaho each year since 1970.
The Idaho Division of Public Health has a grant opportunity for organizations in Idaho intended to support TB testing and evaluation efforts of Uniting for Ukraine program participants.
By the Numbers
Number of provisionally reported TB cases in the United States in 2021 (a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 people)
Number of reported TB cases in Idaho in 2022 (a rate of 0.6 per 100,000 people)