Today is World Tuberculosis Day

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

wide disease.

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

the world.

TB is spread by inhaling germs containing droplets of moisture expelled directly from the

lungs of infectious people during coughing, sneezing, laughing and speaking.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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One response to “Today is World Tuberculosis Day

  1. tracey

    What happens if you don’t believe in immunization?

    Do you know if there is a non immunization day?

    Cheers for any help.

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