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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 to prevent infection of other people, early detection and the start of drug treatment are important.

Treatment must be carried out lengthy and consistently, otherwise there may be a renewed outbreak of the disease, the ineffectiveness of antibiotics (so-called development of resistance) and further cases of illness due to infection.

Tasks of tuberculosis counselling:

  • Identification and examination of contact persons for tuberculosis patients
  • Accompaniment and monitoring of outpatient antituberculous therapy
  • Possibly carrying out therapy and ensuring it
  • Further follow-up after completion of therapy

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city in which the residence is located.

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

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 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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