Latent tuberculosis infectionLatent tuberculosis (TB) infection is a "hidden" infection caused by exposure to TB germs.
If you breathe in TB germs, your body may fight off the germs or the germs may hide in your body for a long time before making you sick. This is called TB infection or latent TB infection.
These hidden germs cannot spread from person to person, but can become infectious overtime unless it is treated with medication, which can prevent TB germs from growing and making you sick.
Latent TB infection can be treated with medication so you do not get TB disease!