Monterey County Tuberculosis Control Unit

Published on . Last modified on August 12, 2016

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm
Contact: 831-755-4593
After hours: Medical Provider Reporting and Discharges/Transfer Requests: 831-755-5100 and ask for the Hazardous Materials Team.
Confidential Fax: 831-796-1272

Members of the public who wish to report a public health emergency or health risk outside of normal business hours should call 9-1-1.  Members of the public with a medical emergency should always call 9-1-1. 

TuberculosisTuberculosis (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.  The goal of the Health Department’s TB Control Unit is to interrupt the transmission of active TB within our communities and protect the health of all Monterey County residents. 

Additional Information about Tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Personal stories about TB

Information for Medical Providers


TB Reporting Guidelines

Guidelines for Requesting Discharges or Transfers

California Tuberculosis Controllers Association Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines

Curry International Tuberculosis Center

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