Agent Name

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Synonyms

Also M. bovis and M. africanum;

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

Transmission is person-to-person, primarily from prolonged indoor, inhalation exposure. About 1/3 of the world's population is infected.

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: