Tuberculosis, TB, is an infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs. However it can affect other parts of the body such as the brain, kidneys, or the spine. TB disease is spread through tiny droplets in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can stay in the air for several hours. When another person breathes in these bacteria they may become infected.

Symptoms of TB may include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Feeling Weak or Sick
  • Fever
  • Night Sweats
  • Persistent Productive Cough
  • Weight Loss

The Salem County Department of Health conducts screening and case management for all individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis or exposed to people with Tuberculosis. contact 856-935-7510 ex 8476 with any questions about Tuberculosis.