Other communities at high risk for TB
People living or working in high-risk settings
Some examples include:
- nursing homes
- jails or prisons
- living shelters (examples: shelters for the homeless or women's shelters)
If children are exposed to TB germs, they are at high risk of getting sick with TB. This is because their immune system is not strong enough to fight off TB germs. Please visit our TB and Children webpage for more information.
People consuming dairy products that have unsafe bacteria
Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) is a bacteria that causes a certain type of TB. You can get M. bovis from consuming dairy products that are not pasteurized (a process that removes bacteria). For more information, please see our Bovine TB Fact Sheet (PDF).