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Transmission and pathogenesis of tuberculosis
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    Background-- Objectives-- New terms-- Reading material: History of TB; Transmission; Pathogenesis -- Summary-- Additional resources-- Answers to study questions-- Case study answers.

    The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis are a series of educational modules designed to provide information about TB in a self-study format. The series consists of a total of nine modules that are separated into two courses. The first course, Modules 1-5, provides basic information on TB. The second course, Modules 6-9, provides more specific TB programmatic information.

    In this module, you will learn about the history of tuberculosis (TB). You will also learn how TB is spread from person to person (transmission) and how TB disease develops in the body (pathogenesis). Our understanding of the transmission and pathogenesis of TB has guided us in developing strategies for controlling the spread of TB and for treating latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. As a public health worker, you should understand these concepts so that you can educate the patients you serve.

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