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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that affects the lungs and is spread through the air from one person to another. 

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According to the CDC, country of birth continues to be a major risk factor for TB diagnosed in the United States because the risk of TB exposure varies by country.  

The NJDOH Tuberculosis Control Program supports TB ambulatory care activities (clinical evaluation, treatment, prevention, and epidemiology) at the county, municipal, and institutional level through the provision of health service grant funds, staff, medication, consultation, and education.

 

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