WHO launches guidelines on management of latent TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease.

The new guidelines on the management of LTBI provide public health approach guidance on evidence-based practices for testing, treating and managing LTBI in infected individuals with the highest likelihood of progression to active disease.

These guidelines respond to the request of several Member States for a clear WHO guidance and provide the framework for the development of national guidelines for the management of latent TB”
Dr Haileyesus Getahun, Coordinator for TB/HIV and Community Engagement, WHO Global TB Programme

Access the guidelines: WHO Guidelines on the management of latent tuberculosis infection, November 2014

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