It is estimated that one in three people worldwide is infected with the TB bacteria. In Toronto, about 300 people become sick with tuberculosis every year. Treatment for TB disease involves taking medication every day for six months or longer. Although treatment can take a long time, a person can be cured of TB once treatment is complete.
Different specialty teams in the TB program work together to provide support for individuals with TB as well as their families and to help prevent the spread of TB in Toronto.