Information

Information about tuberculosis (TB), how it can be caught, what symptoms there are and what should be done if you think you or someone else has TB can be found here. These websites also contain information about TB in population of the UK, Europe and the world and what is being done to try to reduce the number of people affected by TB.

World Health Organisation (WHO) TB website - Information about the disease, symptoms and treatment from a global perspective.

http://www.who.int/topics/tuberculosis/en/

NHS TB website - Information about the disease, symptoms and treatment from a UK perspective.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tuberculosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

PHE TB website - Information about the disease, treatment and epidemiology in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tuberculosis-and-other-mycobacterial-diseases-diagnosis-screening-management-and-data

NICE report 2006 “Preventing and treating tuberculosis Understanding NICE guidance – information for people who have tuberculosis or are being tested for it, their families and carers, and the public”

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG033publicinfo.pdf

Meningitis Trust (UK based charity) - Information on TB meningitis

http://www.meningitis-trust.org/TB.html

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)  - FRAMEWORK ACTION PLAN TO FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/0803_SPR_TB_Action_plan.pdf 

NHS Immunisations leaflet entitled -

Tuberculosis, TB is on the increase – make sure you know the facts

http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/files/TB_leaflet.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccination against TB

 

 

 

There is a vaccine against TB, commonly called BCG which refers to the strain of the bacteria it is made from, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin. These websites contain information about the BCG vaccine, how it works and who it is given to.

 

 

 

NHS Immunisations leaflet entitled -

Tuberculosis  – the disease, its treatment and prevention

http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/publications/269367_tb-1.pdf

Immunisation Against Infectious Disease 1996 – "The Green Book": Tuberculosis Chapter (August 2006)

 

www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_104934.pdf

Department of Health, frequently asked questions about BCG vaccination

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Communicablediseases/Tuberculosis/Tuberculosisgeneralinformation/DH_4125886

World Health Organisation (WHO) – information on currently used BCG vaccination

http://www.who.int/vaccine_research/diseases/tb/vaccine_development/bcg/en/