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However, not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. People who are infected but not sick have what is called latent TB infection. People who have latent TB infection do not feel sick, do not have any symptoms, and cannot spread TB to others. However, some people with latent TB infection go on to develop TB disease. Click Here to read more about the 'Difference between Latent and Active TB.'
There is good news. People with active TB disease can be treated if they seek medical help. Even better, most people with latent TB infection can take medicine so that they will not develop active TB disease. For more information on tuberculosis, visit the CDC's website.
Providers who suspect active TB should call 541-265-4112 to report and consult with Lincoln County Communicable Disease . Providers who are looking for a how-to on how to treat latent TB can consult this excellent resource on Latent Tuberculosis Infection on the CDC's website.