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Tuberculosis is still around

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email  
 
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –While we don't hear much about tuberculosis, it's still around.

South Health District officials say they see about three cases of tuberculosis per year in Lowndes County.

It's airborne, so when people breathe in the germ, they can become infected.

People across the state attended a workshop Tuesday.

They reviewed symptoms of the disease and ways to continue decreasing the transmission of it.

"It gives nurses and individuals who work with patients that have TB an opportunity to come and learn more and network," said Brenda Mims, the South Health District Infectious Disease Coordinator.

"Our rates have been really low in the state for the past couple of years," said Teresa Hritz, the South Health District TB Coordinator.

South Health District says fighting tuberculosis is a team effort and these workshops keep agencies in the state all on the same page.

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