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Tuberculosis Facts - Exposure to TB

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This information sheet provides general information about TB is, how someone can be exposed and how to test for TB. It explains that TB is spread through the air after someone with TB disease sneezes, coughs, speaks, laughs, or sings. Latent TB infection is when TB germs live in the body without making the individual sick. If the germs become active, they cause TB disease. The two tests used to help detect TB are the skin test and a special TB blood test. Other tests include chest X-ray and sputum test.

Tuberculosis in the United States: National Tuberculosis Surveillance System Highlights from 2012

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This slide set provides surveillance data on the incidence of TB in the United States in 2012. The slides report various statistics, including reported TB cases from 1982 through 2012, TB morbidity 2007-2012, and TB case rates 2012, primary anti-TB drug resistance, primary MDR TB, HIV test results in persons with TB, HIV coinfection in persons reported with TB, completion of TB therapy, etc. These statistics are reported by age, sex, race/ethnicity, in U.S.-born vs. foreign-born persons.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis

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This electronic toolkit provides self study guides with detailed information about TB for health care workers and includes an introduction and glossary for each set: modules 1-5 and modules 6-9.

Get the Facts About TB Disease

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This pamphlet provides information on what is TB disease, how it is transmitted, the importance of treatment, and how to talk to family and friends about TB.

Take Steps to Control TB When You Have HIV

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This pamphlet provides information on treatment for TB infection and TB disease when a patient also has HIV infection. It discusses how to stay on track with a medicine plan.

Staying on Track with TB Medicine

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This pamphlet provides information on treatment for TB infection, treatment for TB disease, and how to stay on track with a medicine plan.

TB Program Evaluation Handbook

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This report is a TB program evaluation, which is designed to complement the general CDC Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs manual. It contains background information, goals and objectives of a TB program, and reasons for evaluating TB prevention and control programs and explains why the CDC evaluation framework should be used.

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