Infectious agent: : Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Description of illness: Tuberculosis (TB) is spread person to person through the air when a person coughs, speaks or sings. TB bacteria can infect any part of the body, but generally target the lungs. Symptoms of TB include weight loss, fatigue, hemoptysis, cough lasting > 2 weeks, night sweats, and fever. Other symptoms can be reported depending on where in the body the bacteria have grown.