Each year, World TB Day is observed on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).
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FAQs about Tuberculosis (TB) and TB testing for long term care and retirement homes.
The Long Term Care Homes Act 2007, Ontario Regulation 79/10, and Retirement Homes Act 2010, Ontario Regulation 166/11, require screening for tuberculosis.
Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is diagnosed when a person with a positive TB skin test has a chest x-ray which is negative for active TB disease.
Best practice indicates that a two-step tuberculin skin test (TST) involves two tests performed within one to four weeks of each other.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease caused by TB germs. TB usually attacks the lungs but can affect any part of the body.
The Health Protection and Promotion Act 1990 (HPPA) outlines the requirements for physicians, practitioners, and institutions to report Tuberculosis (TB), including all positive TB skin tests, to the Medical Officer of Health. Please complete this form and fax to the TB Program of the Windsor‐Essex County Health Unit.