The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit strongly recommends that all employees/volunteers in all healthcare settings have pre-employment baseline TB screening.
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World TB Day is observed on the 24th of March each year, as an opportunity to raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to support prevention, treatment, and control.
If a TST or IGRA is required, it should be administered and read before immunization or delayed for four weeks after vaccination.
Your public health nurse or health care provider has told you that you have a positive TB skin test. This means you have come in contact with the tuberculosis germ (bacteria) at some time in the past.
Latent TB Infection (LTBI)
Active TB Disease
The Long Term Care Homes Act 2007, Ontario Regulation 79/10, and Retirement Homes Act 2010, Ontario Regulation 166/11, require screening for tuberculosis.
TB infection is defined as the presence of latent or dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, with no clinical evidence of active disease.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires certain individuals to complete tuberculosis (TB) medical surveillance as a condition of entry or continued residence in Canada.