Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease caused by bacteria. It is preventable and curable.

Take on TB Alaska: 58 cases reported in 2021. TB Case rate 7.9 per 100k.

The goal of the Alaska Tuberculosis (TB) Program is the eventual elimination of TB from Alaska.

The Alaska TB Program:

  • provides medications for persons with active TB disease
  • helps to ensure that all persons with TB infection or disease are on appropriate regimens
  • assists with the monitoring and case management of persons on therapy for TB infection or disease
  • assists with the identification of persons exposed to TB
  • provides consultations to providers, public health nurses, and the public
  • provides TB education and outreach to partners throughout the state

Contact us: 907-269-8000 or tb@alaska.gov

Patient Education

Spotlight

 

 Public Service Announcement

 

This film provides a history of tuberculosis infection, chemotherapy aides, and treatment in the region of Bethel, in southwestern Alaska. It serves to educate communities in the region and a call to action to continue screening efforts and get tested, as well as complete LTBI treatment to prevent further cases of active TB.

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