WHO Information Note on Tuberculosis and COVID-19

April 30, 2020

This document provides guidelines for the continued provision of essential services and operations for dealing with long-standing health
problems during COVID-19. In order to continue to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions, the document covers the following questions, among other topics: 

  • Are people with TB likely to be at increased risk of COVID-19 infection, illness and death?
  • What should health authorities do to provide sustainability of essential TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic? What services can be leveraged across both diseases?
  • What measures should be in place to protect staff working in TB laboratories and healthcare facilities, and community health workers, from COVID-19 infection?
  • Etc.

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