Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease caused by the bacteria (germ) Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can damage a person's lungs or other parts of the body and cause serious illness. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB disease in the lungs or throat, coughs, sneezes or speaks, sending germs into the air.

For more information, please see the fact sheet below or contact the Communicable Disease Control Section on 02 6205 2155.


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