Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. When the bacteria enter your body, you can develop serious infections. TB often affects the lungs. This is known as pulmonary TB and can be contagious. TB can also affect the bones, lymph nodes, vertebrae or other parts of the body. These types of TB are not contagious. TB can be successfully treated. It is rare in the Netherlands.

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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and mostly affects the lungs, but can cause disease in other parts of the body, such as lymph nodes, the brain, bones or the kidneys.