! Tuberculosis (TB) Screening & High Risk TB Countries

test_results8It is a University regulation, that any student, staff and any dependants, who have come from a country listed below, and at University for a period of more than 1 month, is required to attend the University Medical Centre to be screened for Tuberculosis (TB).  

DOWNLOAD: Patient leaflet: About Tuberculosis

Those here for less than 1 month, should read: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tuberculosis

This TB screening is also applicable to any student who was born in a high risk country, as well as anyone who has been travelling or lived abroad in any of the high risk countries (stated below) for a period of 6 months or more, within the last year.  

! Failure to comply with the TB screening requirement is a breach of University regulations and may lead to suspension from the University and exclusion from campus.

Please check the list below and if your country is listed, please make an appointment with the medical centre within 2 weeks of arrival at the UEA.

High Risk Tuberculosis Countries

AfghanistanGuinea-Bissau Pakistan
AzerbaijanHaitiPapua New Guinea
Hong KongParaguay 
BrazilKazakhstan Rwanda
Burkina Faso Kiribati Sao Tome & Principe
Burundi Kyrgyzstan Senegal
CLao (PDR) Sierra Leone
CameroonLiberia Solomon Islands
Cape Verde LibyaSomalia 
Central African Republic LithuaniaSouth Africa
Chad MSouth Korea
ChinaMadagascarSouth Sudan 
ComorosMalawiSri Lanka
Congo MalaysiaSudan
Congo (DR)MaliSwaziland
Cote D'ivoire Mariana IslandsT
DMarshall IslandsTajikistan
Djibouti MauritaniaTanzania
Dominican RepublicMicronesia (FS) Thailand
E/FMoldova (Republic)Timor-Leste
Ecuador MongoliaTogo 
El SalvadorMoroccoTurkmenistan
Equatorial GuineaMozambiqueTuvalu 
Eritrea MyanmarU
Gabon NicaraguaVanuatu 
Georgia NigeriaVietnam
GhanaNorth KoreaX/Y/Z
2020/21 V1Zimbabwe

At the start of the academic year in September, TB screening is done at special times - information about this will be uploaded to our website in summer.  During the rest of the year, please contact reception on 251600.

If you have a UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (UK FCO) Visa Tuberculosis Screening Certificate, you must bring this with you to medical registration.

Accompanying family members who are here for more than 1 month, also have to be screened for TB at the medical centre.

TB screening is free.

Any further screening or referrals for chest x-rays and necessary further treatment will be carried out under the National Health Service with no charge.  This applies to both students and their families.

Last updated:14.08.2020

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