Tuberculosis

The ultimate goal for the Division of Tuberculosis (TB) Control is the elimination of tuberculosis in Alabama. Until that goal is reached, the Division strives to reduce the annual burden of disease, limit transmission and prevent future cases through the provision of diagnostic, treatment, and case management activities. The Division of TB Control provides these services to all persons in Alabama, regardless of the ability to pay. This commitment to the citizens of Alabama has contributed to historic declines in TB morbidity and mortality.

Call (334) 206-5330 for information about tuberculosis (TB) concerning any of the following:

  • Reporting a case
  • Case management
  • Treatment of TB
  • How and where to get medications
  • Testing for exposure to TB
  • Epidemiological investigation of TB
  • Educational materials
  • Questions concerning placing and reading a skin test
  • Consultation with TB physician

Tuberculosis Elimination and Laboratory Cooperative Agreements

For updates on the Perry County outbreak, please call (334) 206-6228.

News Releases

02-04-16 TB testing finds two additional patients in Perry County, treatment underway

01-21-16 ADPH confirms 1 new TB case in Perry County, emphasizes message that TB is treatable

01-18-16 Public Health confirms 47 people with TB infection in Perry County

01-15-16 Perry County Health Department to provide test results and preventive therapy to those testing positive for TB

01-11-16 Health Department to hold town hall meeting on TB Jan. 14 in Marion

01-07-16 Perry County Health Department to give money to people screened and treated for TB

Resources

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. To learn more about this special day, visit World Health Organization





Page last updated: February 27, 2020