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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin


This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications addressing tuberculosis relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.


Gaffney V, Douglas C, Krause V (2014)

TB in Katherine region 2011-2013.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 9-12


Gearside E, National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (2013)

National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee 2012 committee report.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E187-E188

MacLachlan JL, Cowie BC (2013)

Epidemiology of tuberculosis and levels of vitamin D in Australia: person, place and time [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(10): 655-656

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Narasimhan P, Wood J, Macintyre CR, Mathai D (2013)

Risk factors for tuberculosis.

Pulmonary Medicine; 2013: 828939

Retrieved 5 January 2013 from

New South Wales Ministry of Health (2013)

Year in review: health protection in NSW, 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 105-118


MacLachlan JH, Lavender CJ, Cowie BC (2012)

Effect of latitude on seasonality of tuberculosis, Australia, 2002–2011.

Emerging Infectious Diseases; 18(11): 1879-1881

National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (2012)

The strategic plan for the control of tuberculosis in Australia: 2011-2015.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report; 36(3): E286-E293

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Dobler CC, McDonald SP, Marks GB (2011)

Risk of tuberculosis in dialysis patients: a nationwide cohort study.

PLoS One; 6(12): 1-6

Massey PD (2011)

Controlling communicable diseases in rural New South Wales: epidemiological research for directing health policy and practice.

Doctor of Public Health thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Trauer JM, Hajkowicz KM, Freeman KG, Krause VL (2011)

Feasibility of latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis by interferon-gamma release assay remote from testing facilities.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 168-171

Vincent SD (2011)

A clinician's perspective on providing TB services in the Torres Strait.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(9): 506-507


Ralph A, Kelly P, Krause V (2009)

What's new in TB?.

Australian Family Physician; 38(8): 578-585

Standing Committee on Health and Ageing (2009)

Regional health issues jointly affecting Australia and the South Pacific.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia


Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2008)

Summary of tuberculosis among Indigenous peoples.

Retrieved from

Baker M, Das D, Venugopal K, Howden-Chapman P (2008)

Tuberculosis associated with household crowding in a developed country.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 62(8): 715-721

Krause V (2008)

Tuberculosis (TB).

In: Couzos S, Murray R, eds. Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach. 3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press: 674-707

Lumb R, Bastian I, Gilpin C, Jeffs P, Keehner T, Sievers A (2008)

Tuberculosis in Australia: bacteriologically confirmed cases and drug resistance, 2006: a report of the Australian Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory Network.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 32(1): 12-17

Thomson N, Burns J (2008)

Summary of Indigenous Health: Tuberculosis.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(3): 26-27

Last updated: 12 August 2014
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