Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are two phases: latent infection and active disease. Active TB disease most often affects the lungs, but can involve any part of the body.
TB is transmitted through the air; extended close contact with someone with infectious TB disease is typically required for TB to spread.
The MDH TB Prevention and Control Program collaborates with clinicians and local health departments to ensure that persons with TB receive effective and timely treatment and that contact investigations are performed to minimize the spread of TB.
- TB Basics
General information about TB.
Patient Education Materials I Latent TB Infection and Active TB Disease
- TB Statistics
TB data and analysis of TB trends in Minnesota and the United States.
Data and Presentation Request Form
- For Local
Public Health Departments
Tools and procedures for local health departments who manage clients with active TB or latent TB infection (LTBI).
- For Health
Information about reporting TB cases; screening, diagnosis, and treatment of TB; patient education resources; cultural issues, and infection control.
Reporting TB Disease I TB Screening I Latent TB Infection I Active TB Disease I Refugee and Immigrant Class Arrivals
- Prevention and Control of TB in Health Care and Other Congregate Settings
Regulations for TB Control in Minnesota Health Care Settings I Prevention and Control of TB in Correctional Facilities
- MDH TB Prevention
and Control Program
Program activities, objectives, and contact information.
Minutes and presentations from the TB Advisory Committee meetings.
All cases of tuberculosis must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.