Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that can affect almost any part of the body but most commonly the lungs - called pulmonary tuberculosis. Although the risk of developing TB is low and it is well controlled in Queensland, TB hasn't been eradicated from anywhere in the world, so new cases do occur. TB can be cured by appropriately prescribed medications but can be a very serious disease if not diagnosed and treated.
Public health management guidelines
- Notification criteria for pathology laboratories (PDF, 459KB)
Attending medical practitioners/Tuberculosis control units
- Download the Post notification form 1 (PDF, 324KB) to report all laboratory confirmed and clinically diagnosed cases to the Communicable Diseases Branch.
- Download the Post notification form 2 (PDF, 68KB) to report treatment outcomes for all laboratory confirmed and clinically diagnosed cases to the Communicable Diseases Branch.
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Tuberculosis control unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland clinicians (PHA S70) (PDF, 48KB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
- Notification criteria for pathology laboratories (PDF, 55KB).
Resources for health professionals
- Australian immunisation handbook - provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.
- Tuberculosis control in Queensland - Queensland Health website with links to information for the public, patients and health professionals.
Epidemiological data and reports
- Download reports on tuberculosis in Queensland.