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Tuberculosis


The goal of the Alaska Tuberculosis (TB) Program is the eventual elimination of TB from Alaska. This will be accomplished through a collaborative effort with federal, state and local partners.  The State TB program oversees TB control in the state and manages a cooperative agreement from CDC which provides some funding to assist with TB control efforts.  

The State TB Program:

  • provides medications for persons suspected or confirmed to have active TB disease
  • ensures all persons with TB infection or disease are on appropriate regimens
  • assists with the monitoring of persons on therapy for TB infection or disease
  • provides consultations to providers, public health nurses, and the public
  • assists with the identification of persons exposed and possibly infected with TB
  • provides TB education and outreach to partners throughout the State

Spotlight



 
NEW: Update on Recommendations for Use of Once-weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen to Treat Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (6/29/18).  

 
The updated recommendations, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) support and expand the use of an effective, yet shorter treatment regimen to reach even more people with latent TB infection.  The updated recommendations include: 

TB Reports and Bulletins

 Alaska TB Program Manual and For​ms

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School TB Screening Resources

Reporting TB School Screening Results

Online reporting for this year is can be done via Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3MQ6G99​. Within a week of your report, you will receive an email acknowledgement that your report was received.

If you are unable to use online reporting, please choose the correct form below:

2018 School Tuberculin Testing Report - HIGH Risk.docxHigh Risk Schools

2018 School Tuberculin Testing Report - LOW RISK.docxLow Risk Schools

Alaska Directly Observed (DOT) Therapy Resources

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Archived Webinars:

 

 Public Service Announcement: World TB Day - March 24

 

Other Resources

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