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01 Feb 2017... Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that can affect almost any part of the body but most commonly affects the lungs when it is called 'pulmonary tuberculosis'. This fact sheet provides comprehensive information about TB symptoms, treatment and prevention. Please note that contact details provided are for Queensland only.
Before or shortly after you arrive in Queensland, the Australian Government may ask you to go to a Tuberculosis Control Unit in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville or Cairns for tuberculosis health screening. This service is free of charge.
01 Aug 2011... Tuberculosis, or TB for short, is a bacterial infection. It can affect almost any part of the body but most often the lungs; this is called pulmonary TB. In Australia there are just over 1000 cases of TB diagnosed each year, with approximately 400 of these in Victoria.
01 Aug 2011... Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.
01 Aug 2011... The most commonly used antibiotic is called Isoniazid, and taking this will reduce the chance of you becoming sick with tuberculosis disease.
Information about the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to help prevent tuberculosis (TB), including who should have the vaccination and who should not, its advantages and disadvantages, and the side effects.
The tuberculin skin test (also known as the Mantoux test) is one of the tests used to diagnose TB. The main use of the tuberculin test is to identify people infected with TB bacteria, but who do not have active disease. This is called latent TB infection. A chest x-ray is important for people who come into contact with a person with tuberculosis, and helps rule out the presence of TB.
01 Jan 2017... The vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) is known as BCG (bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccine. This fact sheet provides information about who can get the vaccination and what to expect.
01 Dec 2013... Instructions to patients for providing sputum (phlegm) specimens to check for tuberculosis (TB).
This fact sheets provides information on when treatment is recommended and what particular medications may be prescribed for tuberculosis.
01 Aug 2011... A skin test for tuberculosis (TB) is also called a Mantoux test or Tuberculin skin test (TST).
01 Aug 2011... Information about transmission, symptoms, testing and meaning of test results, treatment and immunisation.
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