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The resource provides recommendations for the programmatic management of tuberculosis preventive treatment. Modules of the WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis are complemented by matching modules of the WHO operational handbook on tuberculosis.

Civil Surgeons Correctional Facility Staff Government Agencies Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers International Agencies Physicians
2020

The revised guidelines includes recommendations for specific administrative controls, environmental controls, and respiratory protection controls.

Community Based Organizations Health Educators/Communicators Health Professionals Nurses Physicians
2020

The American Thoracic Society, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society, and Infectious Diseases Society of America jointly sponsored this new practice guideline on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). The document includes recommendations on the treatment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) as well as isoniazid-resistant but rifampin-susceptible TB...

Health Professionals
2019

The 2019 Maryland Department of Health Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis serves a resource for Maryland healthcare providers and local health departments. The guidelines were approved by TB experts and TB clinicians within Maryland.

Health Professionals Physicians Nurses
2019

These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of LTBI in people living with HIV, household contacts of people with active TB, other groups at risk of developing TB, and for LTBI testing. The consolidated guidelines are expected to provide the basis and rationale for the development of national guidelines for LTBI management, adapted to the national and local epidemiology of TB, the availability of resources, the health infrastructure and other national and local determinants...

Civil Surgeons Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers International Agencies Lab Personnel
2018

Laboratory services, such as sputum specimen diagnosis, are vital to effective TB control. This resource may be used by laboratories to develop institutional policies that support proper collection and submission of sputum specimens for TB testing.

Health Professionals Lab Personnel
2018

This document provides specific guidance for screening and post- screening management of all people who have been identified through public health investigations as having been exposed to multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB). Recommendations for symptomatic contacts, children less than 5 years of age and those who are highly immunocompromised (see step 1B) are different from other groups...

Persons with TB
2018

The goal of this document is to provide practical answers to ethical questions in regard to the End TB Strategy.

Health Professionals International Agencies
2017

These guidelines contain policy recommendations on priority areas in the treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care.

Health Professionals
2017

These guidelines aim to reduce morbidity and mortality related to TB and HIV-associated TB among people who inject drugs (PWID) through the integrated delivery of a comprehensive and holistic package of care. The guidelines provide an update of the 2008 Policy guidelines for collaborative TB and HIV services for injecting and other drug users: an integrated approach.

Health Professionals
2016

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for clinicians, nurses, and hospital infection preventionists on the use of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay when making decisions to discontinue airborne infection isolation for persons with suspected, infectious pulmonary TB.

Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers
2016

The WHO treatment guidelines for drug-resistant TB contains policy recommendations on priority areas in the treatment of drug-resistant TB.

Health Professionals
2016

This document describes the steps necessary to implement the shorter regimen and the new drugs for drug-resistant TB treatment, including diagnosis and bacterial confirmation of drug resistance, treatment regimen design, monitoring of treatment efficacy and safety, and programmatic evaluation.

Health Professionals International Agencies
2016

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on evidence-based practices for testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in persons who are at the highest risk of progressing to active TB disease. Specific objectives include identifying and prioritizing at-risk groups for targeted testing and treatment and recommending specific treatment options.

Health Professionals
2015

This document provides general guidance and examples on implementing contact investigations in low- and middle-income settings. The World Health Organization (WHO) policy document "Recommendations for Inves­tigating Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries", published in late 2012, presents definitions and recommendations for what should be done for contact investigation; this doc­ument presents suggestions and examples of how the recommendations can be put into operation.

Health Professionals International Agencies Managers and Supervisors
2015