East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

TB Information


What You Should Know About TB


The World Health Organization announced in 2015 that TB is the leading cause of infectious disease deaths worldwide, causing 1.5 million deaths every year – more deaths than from HIV/AIDS.

  • Georgia has the 7th highest TB case rate in the U.S.
  • In 2015 Georgia reported 322 TB cases
  • Each year 20 Georgians die from TB

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