Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide
Provider guide: chapter four
Over 80 percent of TB cases in Minnesota occur among foreign-born persons. Refugee health assessments offer an excellent public health opportunity for screening and treating latent TB infection and prevent future TB disease in a high-risk population.
- Recommended Medical Follow-up for TB Class B Arrivals (PDF)
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.
- Instructions for completing the TB Class Follow-up Worksheet (PDF)
MDH document that provides guidance to clinicians who provide domestic examinations and who document the findings on the TB Class Follow-up Worksheet.
- Services Offered by the Minnesota Department of Health TB Prevention and Control Program
The Minnesota TB Program offers TB medication services, consultation and education, case management, and tracking immigrants and refugees with TB Class conditions.
- TB Class B Arrivals: The role of local public health (LPH) (PDF)
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.
- The BCG World Atlas
This interactive website provides detailed information on current and past BCG policies and practices for over 180 countries. The Atlas is designed to be a useful resource for clinicians, policymakers and researchers alike, providing information that may be helpful for better interpretation of TB diagnostics as well as design of new TB vaccines.
- Diagnostic Standards and Classification of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children. (PDF)
Official statement of the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection - United States, 2010, MMWR 2010; 59 (RR-5); 1-25
- CDC: Tuberculosis (TB)
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013
- Interactive Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know
An online course from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004) that provides basic information about TB for clinicians.
- Treatment of Tuberculosis (PDF)
Guidelines for treatment of TB disease. An official statement of the American Thoracic Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. MMWR, June 20, 2003, 52(RR11); 1-77.
- Tuberculosis (TB)
MDH comprehensive tuberculosis site, with extensive resources, translated materials, and links to other TB-related websites, including CDC and the American Thoracic Society. See "For Health Care Professionals" section. 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
County Public Health Clinic
Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis and treatment of latent TB infection in high risk individuals.
- St. Paul - Ramsey County Tuberculosis Clinic
Tuberculosis control program: 651-266-1343.
- Olmsted County: Tuberculosis Clinic
Tuberculosis (TB) Control: TB screening, case follow-up, and clinic services.
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