WEST ALLIS – West Alice health officials have confirmed on Tuesday, July 26, a case of tuberculosis in the city. Bacteria usually attack the lungs, but tuberculous bacteria can attack any part of the body, such as the kidneys, the spine and the brain. Not all, infected with tuberculosis, get sick. As a result, there are two conditions associated with TB: latent tuberculosis (LTBI) and tuberculosis. If not treated properly, tuberculosis can be fatal. publicly. Being in a room with the patient does not mean you will become infected with tuberculosis. The health department says there is a need for prolonged exposure of the person to get tuberculosis.