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TB - Related websites

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General TB websites

TB Alert [external link] is a charity designed to increase awareness of tuberculosis and provide resources for service work and research for tuberculosis in developing countries.

Stop TB [external link] is a global movement to accelerate social and political action to stop the unnecessary spread of tuberculosis around the world.

The British Lung Foundation [external link] is the only charity in the UK that funds research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of all lung diseases.

The Immunisation website [external link] contains information on immunisation and vaccines, and is published by the Department of Health and for the NHS.

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [external link] is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organisation founded in 1920. Its members, organisations and individuals throughout the world are dedicated to the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease, to disseminating information about the hazards of smoking and to the promotion of overall community health.

World Health Organization [external link] Tuberculosis - Stop TB Department

World Health Organization [external link] Health topics - Tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [external link] - Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Target Tuberculosis [external link] is a UK charity targeting the causes and effects of tuberculosis overseas.

TB in cattle [external link] - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Scientific resources

MEDLINEplus Tuberculosis  [external link]- the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Brown University TB/HIV Research Laboratory [external link]

The Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) Tuberculosis Center [external link]

Sanger Center [external link] - Sequence and annotation of H37Rv, (laboratory strain).

The Institute of Genome Research (TIGR) [external link] - Sequence and annotation of CDC1551, a clinical isolate from Kentucky/Tennessee region [4]

Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation [external link] - working to develop new vaccines against TB and ensure their availability to all who need them (formerly the Sequella Global Tuberculosis Foundation)

NIAID's Tuberculosis Antimicrobial Acquisition and Coordinating Facility (TAACF)  [external link]- Organization that screens compounds in high quality in vitro and in vivo assays, provided at no cost to the compound supplier

Stanford Center for Tuberculosis Research [external link] – summary of research, list of publications, and information about international tuberculosis research

TB Vaccine Testing and Research Materials Contract [external link] – Colorado State University

New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute [external link]

Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center [external link]

TubercuList World-Wide Web Server provided by Institut Pasteur [external link]

Tuberculosis Research Centre [external link] - Chennai, India

Tuberculosis Control [external link] - INDIA

Epidemiological data

EuroTB programme aims to collect, analyse and publish epidemiological information on tuberculosis in Europe, with the aim of improving tuberculosis control.

WHO Regional Office for Europe centralized information system for infectious diseases (CISID)

WHO Global Tuberculosis Control Report

Health Protection Report

MMWR (USA) - Disease trends


Guidelines for tuberculosis prevention and control


Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) tuberculosis clinical guideline

Control and prevention of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom: Code of Practice 2000. Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society. Thorax 2000. Vol. 55,11: 887-901 

Management of opportunist mycobacterial infections: Joint Tuberculosis Committee guidelines 1999. Subcommittee of the Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society.Thorax 2000. Vol.55, 3: 210-218

Chemotherapy and Management of Tuberculosis in the United Kingdom: Recommendations 1998. Joint Tuberculosis Committee of the British Thoracic Society. Thorax 1998; 53: 7: 536-548.

UK Guidance on the Prevention and Control of Transmission of 1. HIV-related Tuberculosis 2. Drug-resistant, including Multiple Drug-resistant, Tuberculosis, September 1998 - The Interdepartmental Working Group on Tuberculosis - The Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in the United Kingdom

Mycobacterial infections - guidelines for reporters Commun Dis Rep CDR Weekly 2001;1 :1: 7-8

Defra Publications - Tuberculosis in cattle

Defra review of bovine TB policy - Preparing for a new GB strategy on bovine tuberculosis


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) TB Guidelines (listed by category or by date)


Treatment Guidelines for National Programmes – WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme, Geneva

Guidelines for the prevention of tuberculosis in health care facilities in resource limited settings – WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme, Geneva

What is DOTS? - Guide to the WHO recommended TB control strategy

Tuberculosis and Air Travel: Guidelines for prevention and control (second edition, 2006) – WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme, Geneva 


Resources for training and education

Upcoming events in TB - Calendar of international TB related conferences, workshops and symposia

Diagnosis and Management of TB in Primary Care – interactive online learning module about tuberculosis epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and control for nurses
(website for nurses — requires free registration)

Diagnosis and Management of TB in Primary Care – interactive online learning module about tuberculosis epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and control for doctors
(website for doctors — requires free registration at )

World Health Organization – WHO documents and publications on tuberculosis

Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) - including TB

Tuberculosis in culture - Art, literature and film references to tuberculosis, from New York University

EthnoMed Tuberculosis Resources

Bureau of Tuberculosis Control New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

TB-EDucate from the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN) is an education and training e-mail listserv offering subscribers the opportunity to ask questions, share comments, and exchange information with other subscribers about tuberculosis education and training issues.

Last reviewed: 12 July 2013