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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that can affect almost any part of the body but most commonly the lungs - called pulmonary tuberculosis. Although the risk of developing TB is low and it is well controlled in Queensland, TB hasn't been eradicated from anywhere in the world, so new cases do occur. TB can be cured by appropriately prescribed medications but can be a very serious disease if not diagnosed and treated.

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Last updated: 6/03/2020 4:05:06 PM