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Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis Toolkit

 

OVERVIEW  | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES | PATIENT RESOURCES  


Overview

TB is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn More »  Source: CDC

Regulations & Guidelines

 

  

CDC

(1) Tuberculosis (TB)

(2) Guidelines

(3) Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005

(4) Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB)

NIOSH

Tuberculosis

 

OSHA 

(1) Tuberculosis 

(2) Healthcare Wide Hazards - Tuberculosis

NIAID  Tuberculosis (TB)  
WHO  Tuberculosis (TB)
MedlinePlus  Tuberculosis 
American Lung Association  Tuberculosis

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Best Practices

 

Key Learnings as of September 2015

Despite the general decline in TB rates in recent years, a
marked geographic variation in TB case rates persists, which
means that HCWs in different areas face different risks Source: CDC

Related Articles

(1) CDC - Reports & Articles

(2) News from MedlinePlus

FAQ's

Questions and Answers About TB 

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Instructional Resources
Videos

From MedlinePlus

Interactive Learning Tools

(1) Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know

(2) Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis 

(3) Guides and Toolkits 

  Pamphlets, Brochures, Booklets 

Fact Sheets

(1) From the CDC

(2) Basic TB Facts

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Patient Resources

From the CDC

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