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Tuberculosis Control Program

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Telephone

831-755-4593; 831-755-5100 after hours

Fax

831-796-1272

Address

Tuberculosis Control Program
1270 Natividad Rd. Salinas Ca 93906

Tuberculosis Control Program

Tuberculosis (TB) is 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 is spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.

The TB Control Program provides extensive case management services for individuals suspected of having active tuberculosis.  The program also initiates preventative measures to reduce the spread of tuberculosis in our communities. 

 

INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS

Medical providers and certain other individuals are required under Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations to report suspected cases of tuberculosis to the local Health Department.  Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is not reportable to the Health Department.  Please see the guidance documents below for additional information.

Tuberculosis Reporting Guidelines - What to Report and How

TB Confidential Morbidity Report Form (for supsect cases of active TB -- individuals with symptoms)

LTBI Treatment Referral Form (for asymptomatic individuals with positive TB test)

Sample TB Symptoms Questionnaire for Adults

Guidelines for Discharging or Transfering a Patient with Suspected TB

 

Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB. World TB Day, March 24 http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/WorldTBDay/default.htm