Tuberculosis: What you need to know

Brian Hartl, an epidemiologist with the Kent County Health Department. discusses tuberculosis with 24 Hour News 8's Brian Sterling. (Feb. 13, 2014)
Brian Hartl, an epidemiologist with the Kent County Health Department. discusses tuberculosis with 24 Hour News 8's Brian Sterling. (Feb. 13, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A case of tuberculosis has Kalamazoo Public Schools addressing the disease.

Thursday, the district announced that a male student at Kalamazoo Central High School had contracted tuberculosis.

While it can be deadly if untreated, tuberculosis is very treatable.

Brian Hartl, an epidemiologist with the Kent County Health Department, stopped by WOOD TV8 to discuss how TB spreads, how to recognize the symptoms and everything you need to know about the disease.

Click on the video above for the full interview.

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