Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is a bacterial infection that can spread through the lymph nodes and bloodstream to any organ in your body mostly lungs.
Every year in Norway, 350-400 new cases of tuberculosis are registered, i.e., approximately seven cases per 100,000 inhabitants. 408 new cases of tuberculosis were reported in Norway in 2013.
Tuberculosis prevention and control efforts primarily rely on the vaccination of infants and the detection and appropriate treatment of active cases.
The only available vaccine as of 2011 is Bacillus Calmette-Guarin (BCG) A number of medications are being studied for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The safety and effectiveness of these new agents are still uncertain since they are result of limited studies.