Tuberculosis, Resources

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005
MMWR 2005; 54 (No. RR-17)

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
MMWR 2003; 52 (No. RR-10)

Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional and Detention Facilities: Recommendations from CDC
MMWR 2006; 55 (No. RR–09, 1–44)

For more detailed information on TB, go to CDC’s Tuberculosis Topic Page.


Environmental Control for Tuberculosis: Basic Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Guidelines for Healthcare Settings
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-105 (March 2009)
An examination of the different parameters necessary for an effective upper-room UVGI system and to provide guidelines on the parameters necessary to install and maintain an effective upper-room UVGI system.

Guidelines for Protecting the Safety and Health of Health Care Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 88-119 (1988)
Information needed to protect the health and safety of health care workers in hospitals and other health care facilities.

NIOSH DVD-Respirators: Your TB Defense / TB Respiratory Protection: Administrator’s Review
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-114d (2002)
TB Defense, TB Respiratory Protection: Administrator’s Review, and written materials in electronic format. (These programs are also available separately on VHS by request).

Other Resources

Ending Neglect: Elimination of TB in The US, 2000external icon (National Academy Press Web site)

Global Tuberculosis Report, 2015external icon
WHO’s 20th global report on Tuberculosis with a comprehensive assessment of the epidemic.

PharmWebexternal icon
The PharmWeb Virtual Library is designed to be a repository of pharmaceutical information for educational and research purposes. The aim is to make available a database of valuable information, including on Tuberculosis pharmaceuticals and treatments.

Tuberculosis in the Workplace, 2001external icon (National Academy Press Web site)

WHO Policy on TB Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, Congregate Settings and Households, 2009external icon
WHO Reference No. WHO/HTM/TB/2009.419

Publications Database


NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Tuberculosis

NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

Related Organizations

American Lung Associationexternal icon
The American Lung Association web site provides information on Tuberculosis and answers questions about symptoms, tests, treatment and more.

American Thoracic Society (ATS)external icon
The American Thoracic Society was formed as a division of the American Lung Association, called the American Sanatorium Association. Both the American Sanatorium Association and the American Lung Association were devoted to the prevention, control and treatment of Tuberculosis; the American Sanatorium Association’s focus was on the medical aspects of Tuberculosis, whereas the American Lung Association concentrated on public health issues.

Institute of Medicineexternal icon
The Institute of Medicine web site contains information by topic, recent reports, new projects and more.

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)external icon
The IUATLD’s mission is the prevention and control of Tuberculosis and lung disease, as well as related health problems, on a world-wide basis, with a particular emphasis on low income countries.

World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programexternal icon
The WHO web site provides guidance on TB mitigation strategy, operations, monitoring, and control.