Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common infections in the world. About 2 billion people are infected with TB and nearly 3 million people are killed by it each year. In Canada, there are about 1,600 new cases of TB every year. Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease where there is a growth of nodules in the tissues of the body. Most commonly tuberculosis invades the tissues of the lungs.
Those suffering from tuberculosis will often have a cough that last for three or more weeks, cough up blood on occasion, have unintentional weight loss, fever, fatigue and/or night sweats. These symptoms can make it very difficult to perform daily activities. Only people who have active TB infections can spread the TB bacteria. Coughing, sneezing, even talking can release the bacteria into the surrounding air, and people breathing this air can then become infected. This is more likely to happen if you're living in close quarters with someone who has TB or if a room isn't well ventilated.
If you or someone you care for suffers from tuberculosis, you may be eligible for a large refund from the Canada Revenue Agency through the Disability Tax Credit program. We are Disability Tax Credit experts and have experience working with thousands of Canadians with a multitude of medical conditions. We would be happy to discuss your specific case with you and help determine if you may be eligible to claim the Disability Tax Credit, and receive a refund from the Canada Revenue Agency.Contact Us Today!