TB is a lung infection and is spread by coughing

What does this mean?

TB usually harms the lungs, but can also spread to the brain and cause meningitis. The tummy, bones and lymph nodes can also be harmed by TB.

TB is very common in Cape Town. You can catch TB by breathing in someone else's cough.

What should i do?

You can avoid catching TB if you stay away from people who are coughing and might have TB, especially if they are not on TB treatment.

Stop TB from spreading by opening your windows at home, in hospitals, clinics and taxis!

Visit your health care worker or doctor to get tested for TB if you have signs of TB/symptoms. It could save your life.

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