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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is spread through coughing, sneezing, singing or speaking. Symptoms of active TB disease include cough, fever, night sweats, weight loss, and loss of appetite.
Who is Eligible for Services?
TB risk assessments and tests are available at the Beatties Ford Road Health Department location (2845 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment 8am-11am and 1pm-4 pm and on Friday 8am-11am. Please call the appointment line at 704-336-6500 to schedule an appointment.
Language assistance services are available to you, free of charge. Call 704-336-6500.Treatment
The Tuberculosis Control Program is responsible for providing directly-observed medication therapy (DOT) to all active tuberculosis cases in Mecklenburg County. Learn more about TB at http://www.cdc.gov/tb.
Current guidelines from the CDC and the NC Tuberculosis Control Program do not recommend administrative tuberculin skin testing for low risk individuals or annual testing of health care workers in most settings.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.