Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
TB is airborne and spread person to person. During a cough or sneeze, droplet nuclei containing M. tuberculosis may be expelled into the air. Droplet nuclei can remain suspended in the air for several hours, depending on the environment.
Leading cause of death globally.
There are over eight million individuals who develop new active (or infection) TB annually.
By 2020, if new cases continue as they are today, there will be a total of 36 million deaths