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Tuberculosis (TB)

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Note: Effective July 2, 2010 Eligibility for Tuberculosis patients will be provided through the Tuberculosis clinic at Central Health Center. Clients will be seen on a walk-in basis everyday. For more information call 407-836-2648.

The Tuberculosis program provides a broad range of services to people in Orange County and surrounding counties, when needed.

Our Outreach Program consists of the comprehensive case management of active cases of TB, investigation, and testing of those exposed to an active case of TB, along with direct observed medication therapy of active TB cases. In addition, Outreach acts as a gateway to treatment in the TB clinic for those who have been determined through testing to have Latent TB infection.

Our Clinical Services provide the diagnosis and treatment of persons with active TB disease and persons identified with latent TB infection. Treatment for persons identified with latent TB infection will be crucial to achieving the ultimate goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem in FL.

A basic premise of the Technical Assistance (TA) guidelines and current CDC guidelines is: A decision to tuberculin skin test an individual is a decision to treat until completion, if that person is found to be tuberculin positive.