Tuberculosis in First Nations in Canada

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It is preventable and curable. This infection mainly affects the lungs, but can occur in multiple organs. Active TB disease is a serious infection that can be spread to others by coughing or sneezing.

Reported rate of active TB in First Nations

"Together, we can limit the spread of TB in First Nations through education and action on the determinants that influence the spread of TB."

— Assembly of First Nations

Factors that increase the chance of developing active TB

Symptoms of active TB

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

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