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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs. But, TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.Services Available
Client EligibilityPersons suspected of or diagnosed with Tuberculosis Disease or Infection. Persons who request a TB skin test or need screening for Tuberculosis Disease or Infection. Intake ProcedureTB tests are available at the Beatties Ford Road Health Department location (2845 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment 8am-11am and 1pm-4 pm and on Friday 8am-11am. Please call the appointment line at 704-336-6500 to schedule an appointment.Treatment
The Tuberculosis Control Program is responsible for providing directly-observed medication therapy (DOT) to all active tuberculosis cases in Mecklenburg County. Learn more about TB at http://www.cdc.gov/tb.