The Perth District Health Unit is reminding everyone that Tuberculosis is still around.

March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day.  It marks the discovery of the TB bacteria in 1882.

The PDHU says every year people in Perth County are diagnosed with latent TB infection.

If you’ve had a cough that’s lasted more than three weeks, combined with night sweats and weight loss you may need a TB test.

You can find links to more information about the test at our website.

TB skin tests are available through your family doctor or the Perth District Health Unit. Persons planning to reside temporarily in a country where TB is endemic, or volunteer in a setting with increased TB risk, should have a skin test prior to departure and upon return to Perth County.

For more information:

•          Call Health Line at 519-271-7600 ext 267 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 ext 267

•          Visit www.pdhu.on.ca

•          Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PDHealthUnit .