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Information on TB

History of TB

Historical Perspective
History of TB Treatment
Historical Summary of TB and Services in Hong Kong

Knowledge on TB

What is tuberculosis? 
Is TB a common disease?
TB is a world-wide problem
How is the disease transmitted?
What happens after infection with the tubercle bacilli?
What are the symptoms of TB?
How can TB be diagnosed?
What is the treatment for TB? 
Adverse reactions to anti-TB drugs 
DOT (directly observed treatment)
What is BCG vaccination?
How can TB be prevented?
Guidelines on handling TB cases
Publicity for TB
Some common misunderstandings about TB
Frequently Asked Questions on TB


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Communicable diseases
Infection control concern for general public, institutions or business, and health professionals

Statistics on Tuberculosis

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How to notify tuberculosis?

Use of 'Programme Forms' for monitoring progress and outcome of TB patients


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Programme forms for cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases are important from public health point of view as well as its clinical management. Guidelines on management of MDR-TB patients are in place. The referral flow (RRMDR_Flow_protocol1409) and notification (RRMDR_Noti_Form1409) of MDR-TB cases have also been mentioned in the guidelines. A new set of forms below for timely capturing the treatment outcome status of RR/MDRTB patients have been designed:

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These forms are mainly for use by chest hospital doctors, to be completed when there is a change in treatment outcome status (Form S1 for the current episode; and Form S2 for the last episode at retreatment).

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Use of 'Programme Forms' for monitoring progress and outcome of TB patients


Purpose of collecting data (Open in a Pop Up Window)

 

Programme forms for cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases are important from public health point of view as well as its clinical management. Guidelines on management of MDR-TB patients are in place. The referral flow (RRMDR_Flow_protocol1409) and notification (RRMDR_Noti_Form1409) of MDR-TB cases have also been mentioned in the guidelines. A new set of forms below for timely capturing the treatment outcome status of RR/MDRTB patients have been designed:

Purpose of collecting data (Open in a Pop Up Window)

These forms are mainly for use by chest hospital doctors, to be completed when there is a change in treatment outcome status (Form S1 for the current episode; and Form S2 for the last episode at retreatment).

BCG vaccination

 

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Information for doctors

Laws related to TB

How to notify tuberculosis?

Use of 'Programme Forms' for monitoring progress and outcome of TB patients

BCG vaccination practice in Hong Kong

Annual report of TB & Chest Service, Department of Health

List of journal publications related to tuberculosis in Hong Kong

Other useful local publications / materials