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A library of resources for the prevention,
management, and elimination of TB.

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The BCG World Atlas is a database of policies and practices of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine from countries all over the world. Variations in BCG vaccination practices impact the interpretation of TB diagnostics, such as the widely used Tuberculin Skin Test (TST). This tool can assist clinicians in making diagnostic decisions concerning TB infection.

Health Professionals Civil Surgeons
2017

This resource is designed to help facilitate a training of The Union's "Online Childhood TB Training for Healthcare Workers course" (https://childhoodtb.theunion.org). Included in the training package are a facilitator's guide, sample course agenda, a participant workbook, and a sample evaluation form...

Health Professionals
2017

This manual responds to clinicians' questions about tuberculosis infection, disease, and control. The standards and guidelines are based on the work and experiences of the American Thoracic Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Infectious Disease Society of America, Emory University, the World Health Organization, and the Atlanta TB Prevention Coalition.

2014

This document lists the essential research questions that will provide a common framework for various scientific disciplines to work concurrently and collaboratively towards better TB control and elimination.

Policy Makers
2011

This fact sheet explains who should and who should not get vaccinated against TB. It also explains how to interpret tuberculin skin test results in people who have received the vaccination and the treatment for LTBI in BCG-vaccinated persons.

Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers
2008

General information on the BCG Vaccine on Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's website.

General Public Health Educators/Communicators Health Professionals Outreach Workers Persons With LTBI
2008

This framework identifies key issues that need to be addressed to accelerate the adoption and implementation of new and improved technologies. It provides guidance on what actions are needed when improved existing and/or new medicines, diagnostics and vaccines become available. The document identifies challenges to retooling and proposes key steps for facilitating appropriate and timely adoption and implementation...

Health Professionals Lab Personnel Managers and Supervisors
2007

This fact sheet provides information on the BCG vaccine and its effects on TB skin tests. Contact information for Toronto TB clincs is also given.

Health Professionals
2006

This guide provides the clinical and epidemiological aspects of tuberculosis in the context of the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) in 18 illustrated chapters. This guide is a comprehensive reference for anyone involved in the treatment, control, and prevention of tuberculosis and is especially geared to specialist physicians working in low-income countries.

Health Professionals
2004

This report describes the progress of the Stop TB Partnership. It reports that TB control is succeeding around the world. The challenges include increasing and sustaining new funding levels; strengthening the public health system, including the availability, capacity, and motivation of human resources; empowering households and communities; engaging providers in the private and other sectors; and creating and adopting new technology, such as diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines.

Health Professionals International Agencies Managers and Supervisors Policy Makers
2004

This slide set depicts how TB is spread and how to differentiate between latent TB infection and active TB disease. It also lists symptoms of TB and discusses testing and treatment.

General Public
2004

This fact sheet discusses the BCG vaccine and TB and explains that TB can develop even if persons have been given the BCG vaccine.

Non-U.S.-born persons General Public Hispanic or Latino persons
2003

This online video describes what TB is and how it is spread. It explains that although TB affects people worldwide, it can be prevented, treated, and cured. The video also identifies individuals who are at risk for TB and emphasizes that they should take the TB skin test.

General Public
2003

This book discusses the medical treatments for TB as a means of prevention and elimination. It discusses typical first- and second-line treatments of TB, the use of prophylactic treatment in people exposed to TB, and the effectiveness of BCG vaccination in TB prevention.

Health Professionals
2002

This fact sheet, available online or via fax only, discusses the tuberculin skin test and when to suspect TB disease. Specifically, it discusses administering the tuberculin skin test, interpreting the results, false-positive and false-negative results, two-step testing, anergy, and interpreting reactions in persons vaccinated with BCG.

Health Professionals Infection Control and Occupational Health Workers
2000