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Tuberculosis Healthdirect

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that damages the lungs or other parts of the body and can cause serious illness and death. TB is caused by the bacterium (germ) Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are 2 types of TB: active and inactive (latent) TB disease.

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Tuberculosis (TB) Better Health Channel

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon infectious disease in Victoria. Only people with active TB of the lungs or larynx can pass on the infection. TB can be treated with medication. Immunisation against TB is not recommended for the general population of Victoria. On this page Causes of TB Symptoms of active TB Diagnosis of TB Treatment for TB

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Tuberculosis World Health Organization

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Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s top infectious killer. Nearly 4000 people lose their lives and 27 000 people fall ill with TB each day. TB is contagious and airborne. It is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. TB is spread from person to person through the air.

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Tuberculosis Ministry Of Health

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Epidemiology of tuberculosis. List of countries with a high incidence of TB. NSW Tuberculosis Report, 2019. Tuberculosis Data. More information.

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Tuberculosis (TB) Queensland Health

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Tuberculosis seldom begins with striking signs or symptoms. It may progress for weeks or even months before suspicion is aroused; however, there may be: a cough that persists for more than 2 - 3weeks production of sputum (phlegm) coughing up blood fevers night sweats a steady loss of weight poor appetite fatigue hoarseness

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Tuberculosis: A Global Health Problem

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that has affected mankind for more than 4,000 years (1). It is a chronic disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosisand spreads from person to person through air. TB usually affects the lungs but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as brain, intestines, kidneys, or the spine.

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Mycobacterial Infections (tuberculosis) Health.vic

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TB is an acute or chronic infection caused by the tubercle bacillus M. tuberculosis, and rarely by M. bovis or M. africanum. Active disease may occur soon after the initial infection (primary progressive disease). More usually, the initial pulmonary infection goes unnoticed, with lesions healing, sometimes leaving traces of calcified scar tissue.

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Tuberculosis The Australian Immunisation Handbook

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The World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global emergency in 1993, and recent reports have reaffirmed the threat to human health. 26 In 2016, there were about 10.4 million incident cases of tuberculosis globally. Most of these cases (87%) were from 30 high-burden countries. 27. Vaccine information . BCG vaccine is a suspension of a live attenuated strain of …

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Tuberculosis Queensland Health

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Tuberculosis resources. Public health legislation, national and international resources for clinicians. Last updated: 22 December 2016 Diseases. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Ebola virus disease (EVD) Legionella, legionellosis and Legionnaires' disease; Mosquito borne diseases; Tuberculosis; Influenza; Foodborne disease ; Hepatitis C; Explore this site. Contact us. …

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Tuberculosis Department Of Health

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Tuberculosis is a notifiable infectious disease in Western Australia. See notifiable communicable disease case definitions (Word 1.29MB). Notifications should be made using the communicable disease notification form for metropolitan residents (PDF 209KB) or …

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Tuberculosis: Symptoms And Causes Healthline

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Tuberculosis (TB), once called consumption, is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. According to the World Health …

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Department Of Health Tuberculosis (TB)

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Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis CDNA National guidelines for public health units Page last updated: 03 March 2022 The series of national guidelines have been developed in consultation with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

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About The Western Australia Tuberculosis Control Program

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Tuberculosis is a notifiable disease under Western Australian health legislation. The program is part of North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) and is under the governance of the NMHS. All services related to the diagnosis, treatment of and relevant medications are …

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Tuberculosis SA Health

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Tuberculosis most commonly affects the lungs. In about 30% of cases the disease affects other parts of the body, such as lymph glands, bones or kidneys. Initial infection of the lung usually occurs during childhood and goes unnoticed. However, a few bacteria continue to survive at the site of infection.

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Tuberculosis Health

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Web site: www.health.act.gov.au. TUBERCULOSIS What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable disease caused by the bacteria (germ) Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. TB can damage a person’s lungs or other parts of the body and cause serious illness. In Australia there are approximately 1000 cases of TB each year. There is excellent antibiotic treatment …

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Notification Of Tuberculosis Health.vic

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Tuberculosis form, Tuberculosis notify, report Tuberculosis. Notification of tuberculosis must be made in writing within 5 days of diagnosis under the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.Complete the attached form and …

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