For the health of it: Tuberculosis

CHENANGO COUNTY Following a reported outbreak of more than 25 students from a rural Kansas high school tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB), the Chenango County Health Department issued a statement recently in an effort to educate county residents of the dangers of the contagious disease.

TB is spread through the air when a person infected with TB coughs, speaks, laughs, sneezes or sings causing others close by to breathe the TB germ into their lungs.

While lungs are the most common site of infection, TB can also infect other organs like the brain, spine or the kidneys.

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