Tuberculosis (TB)

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TB Skin Tests (TST):

TB skin tests are available through our Immunization Clinic.  Please call (734) 544-6884 for an appointment.  Note:  you must return to the clinic to have your test read within 48 - 72 hours of placement.  Test results will not be valid after 72 hours.

Additional options for TB skin tests (TST):

 

Chest X-rays

    • Diagnostic x-rays are provided as part of the Washtenaw County Public Health TB Clinic evaluation.
    • Routine/Pre-employment x-rays are not available for the general public.

Additional Services

    • Consultation with the TB program physician
    • Consultation and oversight for the TB control activities of local facililities and practitioners.
    • Medications provided at no cost to the client (we will collaborate with the client's medical insurance if applicable)
    • Public Health Nurse support for the completion of treatment by assessing client's needs and using incentives as appropriate. DOT (Directly Observed Therapy) will be used for suspect and active TB cases.
    • Maintenance of TB registry and reporting to the State of all active cases, cases being treated for latent TB infection, and contacts of active cases

Mission

The Washtenaw County Public Health Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program has the legal responsibility for preventing and controlling TB in the community by:

  • Identifying and treating persons who have suspect/active TB and ensuring they complete appropriate therapy
  • Identifying and screening contacts of persons with TB to determine whether they have latent TB infection or active disease and providing appropriate treatment
  • Screening high-risk populations to detect persons with latent TB infection and providing appropriate treatment to prevent progression to disease

Washtenaw County TB Statistics

Year

# Active TB Cases

# Pulmonary Cases

# Multi-drug
resistant cases

% Foreign-borne

Washtenaw TB rate
(all types) per 100,000

Washtenaw TB rate
(pulmonary) per 100,000

2004

8

5

1

88%

2.5

1.5

2005

10

3

0

60%

3.1

0.9

2006

7

5

0

57%

2.2

1.5

2007

6

5

1

83%

1.9

1.5

2008

10

7

0

50%

3.1

2.2

2009

 6

 5

 0

50% 

 1.9

1.5

 2010

 9

 8

 0

 78%

 2.6

 2.3

 2011

 8

 5

 0

 50%

 2.3

 1.5

 2012

 5

 4

 0

 80%

 1.5

 1.2

 2013

 4

 3

 0

 100%

 1.2

 0.9

 

Phone/Fax:

Phone: 734-544-6700

Confidential Fax: 734-544-6706

Contact People:

Mary McCloud, TB Nurse Coordinator
mccloudm@ewashtenaw.org

Kathy Webster, Nurse Supervisor
websterk@ewashtenaw.org

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Page updated: 7/29/14

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