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Tuberculosis (TB) Control

TB ControlTuberculosis (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.  


Persons who have symptoms of TB or are at high risk for exposure to tuberculosis should be evaluated.  Most people who have been infected with TB will not have any symptoms.  Once TB is diagnosed, it is normally successfully treated with medication.  

Learn more about TB Exposure at  CDC TB Exposure .

Services Available

  • TB Risk Assessment appointment for individuals requesting TB screening or testing
  • TB tests (e.g. tuberculin skin test)  for high risk persons
  • Chest x-rays
  • Evaluation for TB disease
  • Treatment for TB disease and infection
  • TB Nurse Outreach and Education

 

Who is Eligible for Services?

  • Persons suspected of or diagnosed with Tuberculosis Disease or Infection
  • High Risk Persons who need screening for Tuberculosis Disease or Tuberculosis Infection
  • Individuals requesting TB screening (fee may apply)

 


Intake Procedure

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.


For Healthcare Providers, Employers & School Administrators: 


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. 

For information about testing guidelines, visit: 

 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/healthcareworkers.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/whobetested.htm



Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

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HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

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