Managing tuberculosis (TB) in prisons

Screening for tuberculosis (TB) in prisons, treating TB and reporting cases - guidance for prison healthcare teams.


Management of tuberculosis in prisons: guidance for prison healthcare teams

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This guidance covers:

  • screening new prisoners for TB
  • handling people who develop symptoms in prison
  • isolation
  • reporting cases of TB
  • managing people with existing conditions
  • treating people with confirmed pulmonary TB
  • treating people with extra pulmonary TB or with latent TB infection
  • discharging or transferring people with TB
Published 1 May 2013