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Resources for Alaskans

State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology Tuberculosis Control Program. Links to bulletins about TB, TB annual reports, and other State of Alaska resources for TB inlcluding where to go for testing and treatment.

Additional Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Tuberculosis page. Variety of professional and patient information, including basic facts about TB, treatment, diagnosing and testing, co-infection with HIV, infection control and prevention, specific populations at risk, and drug-resistant TB.

Find TB Resources.
Connects to worldwide library of online resources, training, and education materials.

Curry International Tuberculosis Center. Training center from the University of California, San Francisco offerning online and no fee courses about TB.

Tuberculosis

Public Health Nurses prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB) through education, screening, surveillance, contact investigations, and through partnering with providers in intensive case management to ensure effective treatment for clients with tuberculosis disease.

Public Health Nursing services include:

TB screening/prevention

  • Individuals and schools
  • Symptom screen
  • TB Skin Test (PPD)
  • Sputum collection and testing
  • Community-wide targeted testing

TB case management

  • Monitor TB treatment and client compliance
  • Ensure client receives appropriate treatment
  • Provide or coordinate Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)

TB education

  • Clients and families
  • Community 

 




Page updated April 13, 2016