For more information about temporary changes to TB testing requirements for health care facilities, see Temporary Changes to Tuberculosis Requirements (PDF). For more information about prioritizing active TB, contact investigation, latent infection, and Class B follow up at the local and tribal public health level, see Guide for Prioritizing TB Prevention and Control Activities During the COVID-19 Response (PDF).
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
Fact sheets, videos, poster, and other resources with general information about TB.
For Health Care Professionals
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 Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB | Active TB Disease I Refugee and Immigrant Class Arrivals | Training for HCP
- For Local Public Health Departments
Tools and procedures for local health departments who manage clients with active TB or latent TB infection (LTBI).
Video DOT Tool Kit
- TB Statistics
TB data and analysis of TB trends in Minnesota and the United States.
STD/HIV/TB Data and Presentation Request
- Prevention and Control of TB in Health Care and Other Congregate Settings
Health Care Settings I Correctional Facilities I Elementary & Secondary Students I Post-Secondary School Students
- MDH TB Prevention
and Control Program
Program activities, objectives, and contact information.