Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Telephone831-755-4593 (Monterey County TB Control)
Fax831-796-1272 (TB Unit)
AddressTuberculosis Control Program
1270 Natividad Rd. Salinas Ca 93906
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
TB is spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.