Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) refers to an infectious but curable disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is transmitted from a TB patient to another through coughing, sneezing and spitting and while the bacterium usually affects the lungs, it may also affect the bone and other organs like the kidney and the liver. (Sec. 3(b), R.A. No. 10767)