TB Class Arrivals

All immigrants and refugees (PDF:43KB/10 pages) are screened for TB using standard protocols before entering the United States. Those with TB-related findings that do not prohibit them from traveling but need medical follow-up after arrival in the U.S. are given a TB Class designation. MDH, local health departments, and providers collaborate to ensure that TB Class arrivals receive follow-up medical evaluations in a timely manner.

  • Recommended Medical Follow-up for TB Class B Arrivals (PDF:35KB/1 page)
    MDH form designed to provide clinicians with a description of the TB Class B arrival notifications for refugees and immigrants, and general clinical recommendations for domestic TB screening appropriate for each class.
    Note: TB Class A notifications are uncommon and indicate an arrival with active TB disease, on treatment and non-contagious for travel purposes. These arrivals require immediate follow-up and are considered a TB suspect or case. MDH is notified of these arrivals and work with local public health agencies to ensure uninterrupted treatment and other necessary medical follow-up.
  • EDN TB Follow-up Worksheet (PDF:152KB/2 pages)

    CDC document used to report the results of domestic TB screening, diagnosis, and treatment provided for TB Class arrivals. The form is completed by the examining clinician and returned to MDH. MDH uses this information to report follow-up findings to CDC, for inclusion in a national TB Class surveillance system.

  • TB Class B Arrivals: The Role of Local Public Health (LPH)
    • Fact sheet
      MDH fact sheet that describes the role of LPH and action steps for ensuring follow-up evaluation for immigrants and refugees who have recently arrived to the U.S. with a TB Class designation.
    • WebEx streaming training
      TB Class Arrivals in Minnesota: The Role of Local Public Health 34-minute webinar from November 5, 2013.
    • WebEx recorded training archive
      If the streaming training does not work properly on your computer, try this one instead. Click on "Recorded Sessions" in the left hand toolbar to find the training.
    • PowerPoint version with written discussion points (PDF: 2.46MB/47 pages)
      For use by those unable to access the WebEx training or who require the audio in written form.

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Updated Wednesday, 12-Mar-2014 16:09:00 CDT