The ultimate goal for the Division of Tuberculosis (TB) Control is the elimination of tuberculosis in Alabama. Until that goal is reached, the Division strives to reduce the annual burden of disease, limit transmission and prevent future cases through the provision of diagnostic, treatment, and case management activities. The Division of TB Control provides these services to all persons in Alabama, regardless of the ability to pay. This commitment to the citizens of Alabama has contributed to historic declines in TB morbidity and mortality.
Call (334) 206-5330 for information about tuberculosis (TB) concerning any of the following:
- reporting a case
- case management
- treatment of TB
- how and where to get medications
- testing for exposure to TB
- epidemiological investigation of TB
- educational materials
- questions concerning placing and reading a skin test
- consultation with TB physician
Tuberculosis Elimination and Laboratory Cooperative Agreements
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day
This year's campaign will focus on individuals around the world who have found new ways to stop TB and can serve as an inspiration to others. The idea is to recognize people who have introduced a variety of innovations in a variety of settings. To learn more about this special day, visit Stop TB Partnership World TB Day.
Recommendations for Tuberculosis Screening in Students
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Tuberculosis Medical Advisory Council recommend that all colleges and universities devise policies and procedures to assure that all first time students (undergraduates, graduate, transfer, English language program) are evaluated for TB prior to attending classes.
Each student who is determined to be part of an at risk population for developing TB must present the results of a TB skin test (Mantoux PPD) or blood assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (i.e., Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot) within two months prior to matriculation.
It is the right and responsibility of each institution to determine whether they will accept skin test results from an outside facility or require testing at an affiliated clinic.
Screening Recommendations and Risk Questionnaire for Students
- Approved by TB Medical Advisory Council, January 30, 2009
- Approved by State Committee of Public Health, March 18, 2009