TB is a disease caused by mycobacterium that can infect humans. This disease is still prevalent in many part of the world and is spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing. However most travellers are at a low risk of TB even when travelling to areas with high prevalence.  Treatment is complicated and often required long courses of medication to try and eradicate it.  There is also now resistance developing to some of these medicines.


Vaccination is recommended for some high risk individuals in the UK and is then offered as part of the national vaccination programme.  Travellers should avoid close contact with anyone known to have infectious pulmonary TB.


Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight Loss
  • Productive Cough

    TB Vaccination

    Vaccine: BCG

    Single dose (after a negative TB quantiferon blood test or mantoux test)


    TB Quantiferon Blood Test £98.50

    Mantoux Test £100