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Resources for Health Care Providers

*Suspected or confirmed active tuberculosis disease is a reportable condition in Alaska.*  
Cases should be reported to the Alaska TB Program within 2 business days.  Please call the Section of Epidemiology at 907-269-8000, or complete the appropriate report form and fax to 907-561-4239.
 

Provider Toolkit


Screening/Assessment

The USPSTF recommends screening for latent TB infection (LTBI) in populations at increased risk.  Finding and treating patients with LTBI is key to controlling the TB epidemic.

Testing/Diagnosis
IGRA (blood) testing is now approved for all persons>2 years of age and has some advantages over TST (skin test), especially in foreign-born persons who may have received BCG vaccination in the past.
Treatment for LTBI
There are now shorter-course regimens which make LTBI treatment easier.  It is very important to rule out active TB disease prior to starting treatment for LTBI.
Treatment for Active TB
Patient Education
Training/Resources

 
For Civil Surgeons

 
TB Reports/Bulletins

Webinars