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.
For more information about TB, click here for the CDC Facts on TB.
For the Illinois Administrative Code for TB, please click here.
The Vermilion County Health Department offers testing for TB for a Fee.
The Vermilion County Health Department also provides treatment and follow-up of active TB disease for Vermilion County Residents.
If you have any questions, please Contact the Director of Community Health Services.