CDC investigating TB cases linked to tainted bone repair product used in more than 100 patients – The Washington Post

Tuberculosis is triggered by a bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually impacts the lungs, however can assault any part of the body, including the brain, kidney and spinal column. Not everyone contaminated ends up being sick, but if not dealt with appropriately, the disease can be deadly. Normal treatment for TB that is not drug-resistant is a six-month course of prescription antibiotics.