Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections show no symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis.
Frequency: 25% of people (latent TB)
Causes: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Symptoms: Chronic cough, and fever
Specialty: infectious disease, pulmonology