Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can be killed with antibiotics. There are two stages of TB: infection and disease. The following resources will assist providers with TB prevention, testing and treatment.
Report suspected cases immediately.
Call the reporting line or fax the Tuberculosis reporting form to the confidential fax.
- TB Screening
- Adult TB Risk Assessment
- Pediatric TB Risk Assessment
- TB Symptom Screening
- Tuberculosis Skin Test Record
- TB Screening Record
- Recommended Drug Regimens for Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI).
- CDC Resource Hub for LTBI.
- TB Elimination, Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB)
- TB in Washington State
- Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Healthcare Settings, 2005 (CDC)
- TB 101 for Healthcare Workers (Web-based Course) (CDC)
Best Overall Resource for TB Information
General TB and Treatment
- CDC Core Curriculum on TB: What the Clinician Should Know
- CDC—Treatment of TB
- CDC— Spanish Language TB Main Page
- Curry International TB Center
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) TB Page
- DOH—TB Services Manual
- World Health Organization (WHO) TB Page
- CDC—Targeted Tuberculin Testing and Treatment of LTBI
- CDC—Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection – United States, 2010
Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)
- CDC—LTBI: A Guide for Primary Healthcare Providers
- CDC—Recommendations for Use of an Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen with Direct Observation to Treat LTBI
TB-Related Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- WAC 388-97-1360 Surveillance, management and early identification of individuals with active TB
- WAC 388-97-1600 Care of residents with active TB
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