The number of cases of tuberculosis in Illinois rose last year. It's the first time in a decade Illinois has had an increase in TB cases, with 344 recorded last year. General symptoms are fatigue, weight loss, fever, and night sweats, but may also include a persistent cough that sometimes produces blood.
State Department of Public Health spokesman Melaney Arnold says those diagnosed with TB must strictly adhere to their treatment regimen.
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TB is contagious and is spread through the air when someone sick coughs or sneezes.