You can have TB infection and feel healthy
This one-page handout educates people about latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. It explains that a person can have TB infection and not experience any symptoms. It encourages those at risk for TB infection to visit their doctor and get tested for TB, and raises their awareness of available medicine to treat TB.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease field-tested this health information material with refugees and immigrants.
MDPH also offers TB Infection Patient Educational Materials: Tip Sheet for Providers. This two-page PDF gives service providers working with patients at risk for latent TB infection tips for how to use TB information resources developed by MDPH. It explains the goals of the materials and how they were designed, and outlines the purpose, information, and suggested uses of each handout, providing links to PDFs that can be downloaded or printed. The document includes tips to help providers talk to refugees and immigrants about TB infection.
This document should not be modified, or reproduced, displayed, or distributed for commercial purposes or financial gain. You may copy or download this information, but you may not alter it, with the exception of adding a name and logo. Please see the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) site policies. Contact MDPH for additional information.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.