Tuberculosis (TB)

TB Cases by Age (2010-2014)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It is transmitted from person to person through the air. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but can also attack other parts of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Persons who are of high risk (those with weakened immune systems or who have been recently infected with TB) are most susceptible to the disease.


The highest number of TB cases from 2010-2014 was in the 25-44 year age group ; followed by 45-64 age group.
TB Cases_Age_2010_2014
TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity (2010-2014)
The number of TB cases in 2010-2014 was highest in the Hispanic population, followed by the Asian population.

TB Cases_Race_Ethnicity_2010_2014

Sources:

LCHD TB Program 2010-2014