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Tuberculosis (TB) Control

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The bacteria usually attack the lungs.  But, TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain.  If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.  TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

Services Available

  • TB skin tests
  • Chest X-Rays
  • Screening for TB
  • Treatment for TB disease and infection
  • TB Nurse Outreach and Education

Outreach
     The Tuberculosis Outreach nursing service is responsible for providing directly observed medication therapy (DOT) to active tuberculosis cases in the community.

Appointment
     TB tests are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on a walk-in basis.



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