Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is spread from person to person through the air. The lungs are the most common
site for TB disease but it can also occur in the spine, kidneys, blood, and brain. The germs are spread when a person
who has TB of the lungs coughs, sneezes, laughs, or sings. General symptoms may include weight loss, fever, night
sweats, cough, chest pain, or coughing up blood.
Screening for Tuberculosis is available through a special skin test procedure. Medication for treatment of Tuberculosis
can be provided free from the North Dakota Department of Health.