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Painting the town red for TB

Manly Town Hall was lit red on Wednesday evening in solidarity with Results Australia as they fight against the global spread of Tuberculosis (TB).

TB is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.

Every day 4,000 people die from TB, largely affecting the poor and marginalised. The hall was lit to make a statement that TB is a major public health emergency, and it is time for the global community to act.

More than 50 buildings, landmarks, and monuments in Australia supported the global Light Up Red for TB campaign.

Mayor Michael Regan and advocates from Results Australia gathered outside Manly Town Hall as it lit red in solidarity with the 1.4 million people who lose their lives to tuberculosis each year.

More information visit www.results.org.au

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