An assessment of the experience of international students diagnosed with TB in Australia

In Australia, 88% of our notified TB cases are notified among people born overseas, in many cases in people from countries with a higher background incidence of TB than in Australia. Among these, approximately 150 international students are diagnosed with TB each year. Further research is needed to determine the health seeking experiences of these patients and to determine if interventions through the education sector can encourage these students to seek early treatment.