International Student TB Information

International Student TB Information

It is the policy of Campus Health that all incoming international students be screened for Tuberculosis (TB) within the United States according to standard guidelines.

Students from countries with an increased incidence of TB or who have spent greater than one month in a country with an increased incidence of TB must provide documentation of TB screening.  Acceptable TB screening tests include the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or a TB blood test (e.g. QFT-G or T-spot).  The TST or TB blood test must have been done within the 12 months prior to the first day of classes. Documentation of the TST is acceptable only from a United States facility.  If the TST skin test result is equal to or greater than 5mm or the TB blood test is positive or indeterminate, you will be required to schedule a TB evaluation with a Campus Health provider before your immunization status can be cleared.  

Students from the following countries listed below need to complete TB screening as these countries have a high incidence of TB.  If you have spent a cumulative time of one month or greater in the following countries, you also need TB screening.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Anguilla

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

China

China, Hong Kong

China, Macao

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Cote d’Ivoire

DPR of Korea

DR of Congo

Djibouti

Dominical Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Fiji

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Greenland

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao PDR

Latvia

Lesotho

Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Lithuania

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mexico

Micronesia

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Northern Mariana Islands

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Republic of Moldova

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland (AKA Eswatini)

Syrian Arab Republic

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Republic of Tanzania

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Viet Nam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

Based on the World Health Organization Global Health Observatory, Tuberculosis Incidence 2018. Countries with incidence rates of ≥ 20 cases per 100,000 population. For future updates, refer to https://www.who.int/tb/country/data/download/en/   

If you have a history of a positive TB skin test or TB blood test (that was done in the United States), you must make an appointment to see a Campus Health medical provider for clearance.  Please bring past documents to that appointment.

If you cannot provide the results of a TB screening test, do not have a current TB screening test (within the 12 months), or if your current test was not done in a United States facility, please call our appointment line to get the test done at Campus Health.  This must be completed within the first 30 days of class.

If you have any questions, please call 919-966-2283 or email immunizations@unc.edu and the Immunization Coordinator will assist you.