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N. CAPE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - TB CONTROL PROGRAMME


We are “on the move to kick TB out”

What is TB?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.




How does TB spread?

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks.

Have you been in contact with someone with TB? or Do you have any of the following symptoms?

* Coughing for 2 weeks or longer
* Weight loss
* Weakness or fatigue
* Night sweats
* Chest pain
* Coughing up blood or mucus

Go to your nearest clinic for free TB tests. TB treatment is FREE. HOLA SIX!!!

TB can be cured even if you are HIV positive

How can you prevent the spread of TB?

* Keep all windows open whether you are at home, in the office, at church, at a community gathering or in a taxi
* Cover your mouth when you cough
* Complete your TB treatment ,you will reduce the risk of infecting others

Become a TB advocate and spread this message, People diagnosed with TB need your support

 

Mail Us

Office of the Premier 
Private Bag X5016 
Kimberley 
8301

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