Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis

This educational module is designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format for new TB Disease Intervention Specialists. After completion of this module, the staff will:

•     Identify ways in which tuberculosis (TB) is spread; 

•     Describe the pathogenesis of TB;

•     Identify conditions that increase the risk of TB infection progressing to TB disease;

•     Define drug resistance; and

•     Describe the TB classification system.


Please review the PowerPoint presentation “Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis” and take the exam. Staff must complete both tasks within 6 months of working as a disease investigator.