TB Information for Health Care Professionals
- Reporting TB Disease
Requirements and procedures for clinicians, hospitals, laboratories, and others to report confirmed or suspected cases of TB disease to MDH.
- TB Screening
Information on tuberculin skin tests (TST) and TB blood tests.
- Active TB Disease
Diagnosis and treatment information for individuals with active TB disease.
- Refugee and Immigrant TB Class Arrivals
All immigrants and refugees are required to have a medical examination before entering the United States. Those with TB-related findings that need medical follow-up after arrival in the U.S. are given a TB class designation and MDH is notified.
- Education Resources for Patients
Resources, including fact sheets and videos, for patients with TB. Brochures and fact sheets are available in multiple languages.
- HIV and TB: A Fact Sheet for HIV Care Providers in Minnesota
HIV is the most powerful known risk factor for the development of active TB disease. People living with HIV are 20-30 times more likely to develop TB than those without HIV. Treatment of HIV-infected persons with latent TB infection (LTBI) is a high priority. All HIV-infected persons should receive TB testing.
Updated Friday, January 31, 2014 at 01:55PM