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Tuberculosis counselling

Tuberculosis is a contagious disease. It is an infectious disease that often begins with uncharacteristic symptoms (cough, fatigue, mild fever, etc.), which mainly affects the lungs, but can also affect other organs.

In order to prevent spread in the body and prevent the infection of other persons, early detection and the onset of drug treatment are important.

Treatment is long and consistent, otherwise there may be a recurrence of the disease, the ineffectiveness of antibiotics (so-called resistance development) and further cases of disease through contagion.

Tuberculosis Counselling Tasks:

  • Identification and investigation of contact persons with tuberculosis sufferers
  • Accompaniment and monitoring of outpatient antituberculous therapy
  • may be the implementation of therapy and ensuring that it is
  • further follow-up checks after the end of therapy

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the county-free city in which the residence is located.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.