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
TB Outbreak in Marion, AL
Screening Update (As of February 2, 2016)
- Number of patients screened: 2,023
- Number of probable Latent TB infection (LTBI) (not contagious) in those screened: 151
- Number of chest X-rays read: 85
(Other chest X-rays scheduled for next week)
Note: These numbers will change as screening continues. Patients with LTBI are being started on preventive medication.
For updates, visit the Perry County Health Department on Facebook.
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.