Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (En español)
The bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Mycobacterium tuberculosis
usually infects the lungs, but it can also infect other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, spine, and brain. M. tuberculosis
is spread when a person with an active infection coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings, and then a person nearby breathes in the bacteria.
See Related Term(s): Tuberculosis