TB in pregnancy and the post partum period

Pregancy is a documented risk factor for TB and some initial evidence suggests that the post partum persiod may also carry an increased risk for developing TB. However there is no current evidence on this in the Australian context. In this project there will be the possibility to link data from current databases on pregnancy and the postpartum period to the National Notifiable DIseases database to determine if there is a real risk of TB during pregancy and in the post partum period.