Tuberculosis (TB) is well controlled in Queensland – but it is estimated more than one-third
of the world’s population is infected with the organism.
World TB Day serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight to eradicate this world
Senior Medical Officer Queensland Tuberculosis Control Centre Dr Mark Stickley said thereare more than 100 cases diagnosed each year in Queensland.
“Tuberculosis is a fully treatable disease that does affect Queenslanders but it is extremely
well managed,” Dr Stickley said.
Dr Stickley said the Centre remained vigilant as TB has not been eradicated anywhere in
TB is spread by inhaling germs containing droplets of moisture expelled directly from the
lungs of infectious people during coughing, sneezing, laughing and speaking.