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Staff and Students involved in TB Screening

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Staff and Students involved in TB Screening please note:

The next part of the TB screening will be conducted in June 2020, as it can take 2-3 months after exposure to Tuberculosis (TB) for the test to be reliable. Liverpool Chest Clinic will be sending a pathology form for an IGRA blood test via mail to students requiring screening for TB. The letter will also have information of when and how to get tested. If your child develops symptoms of TB such as cough of more than 2-3 weeks, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss prior to when the blood test is due, it is important that your child gets tested and cleared for COVID-19 first before TB investigation can occur. If at any time, any parent or student is concerned about respiratory symptoms, they should follow the Australian Government medical advice available at

red with specific antibiotics usually taken for six months. People on TB treatment are usually non-infectious after two weeks of treatment. It is important to note that there is no ongoing risk to staff and students at Ambarvale High School. The risk of tuberculosis infection having spread to staff and students is low, and treatments for TB are highly effective. Australia has a long history of successfully containing and treating tuberculosis. However, precautionary measures are being taken and so screening for TB will be undertaken for students and staff identified.

If you have any questions, concerns or queries, please contact; Liverpool Hospital Chest Clinic (02) 8738 4888