Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that predominantly manifests in the lungs but can spread to other areas of the body including the brain, bones, kidneys and lymph nodes. Whilst Australia has some of the lowest rates of TB in the world, it is estimated that globally one-quarter of the world’s population is infected.  

Our reference page has recently been updated to include information on: 

  • the infection and what to look for 
  • epidemiology 
  • vaccination 
  • tuberculin skin testing. 

To view the page in full, follow the link below: 

MVEC: Tuberculosis (BCG)