Topic "Tuberculosis" in Somali - total 9 documentsTitle: BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination - information for patients
Summary: Information about the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to help prevent tuberculosis (TB), including who should have the vaccination and who should not, its advantages and disadvantages, and the side effects.
Title: Being tested for tuberculosis
Summary: Sometimes people can become infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs without getting the actual disease. The Mantoux test, also called the tuberculin skin test, can show if the person has ever been infected by TB germs. TB infection does not mean the person has the disease, but if someone has been infected there is a chance they might get sick with TB in the future.
Title: Instructions for collecting sputum for tuberculosis (TB)
Summary: Instructions to patients for providing sputum (phlegm) specimens to check for tuberculosis (TB).
Title: Treatment of tuberculosis
Summary: In most cases Tuberculosis (TB) can be cured by taking tablets for at least six months.Most people who have TB will begin treatment by taking at least four different types of tablets, which may be reduced after several months.This resource describes how to take the tablets and lists possible side effects.
Title: Tuberculosis - information for contacts
Summary: Tuberculosis, or TB for short, is a bacterial infection. It can affect almost any part of the body but most often the lungs; this is called pulmonary TB. In Australia there are just over 1000 cases of TB diagnosed each year, with approximately 400 of these in Victoria.
Title: Tuberculosis - positive skin test
Summary: A skin test for tuberculosis (TB) is also called a Mantoux test or Tuberculin skin test (TST).
Title: Tuberculosis - tablets for latent infection
Summary: The most commonly used antibiotic is called Isoniazid, and taking this will reduce the chance of you becoming sick with tuberculosis disease.
Title: Tuberculosis - the facts
Summary: Information about transmission, symptoms, testing and meaning of test results, treatment and immunisation.
Title: Tuberculosis treatment
Summary: Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.
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