Tuberculosis Control Program

The Tuberculosis (TB Control program is dedicated to the prevention, control and elimination of TB disease/infection in Davis County.  This is accomplished through early identification, isolation, testing, and appropriate treatment of infected individuals.

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body, such as the kidney, spine, lymph nodes, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.

Tuberculosis can be manifest in two ways:  active disease or latent infection.

Latent TB Infection (LTBI):  Condition in which inactive TB bacteria are present in an individual, without causing disease. Infected individuals usually have a positive skin test, do no have symptoms, and are not contagious.  Approximately 5-10% of infected persons who do not receive treatment for LTBI will go on to develop active disease at some time in their lives.

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Active Tuberculosis Disease (ATBD):  Condition in which the TB bacteria are active and present within an individual, causing symptoms and illness.

Certain conditions put individuals at higher risk of developing active tuberculosis disease (ATBD):

  • Infected with HIV
  • Recently infected with the TB bacteria (in the last two years)
  • Medical conditions that weaken the immune system (i.e. diabetes, organ transplant)
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • Incorrectly treated TB infection in the past

Symptoms of TB:

  • Productive, prolonged cough (>3 weeks)
  • Coughing up blood
  • Fever

 

  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

Services offered within this program include:

  • Case/Contact Investigations
  • Medication Therapy
  • TB Screening
  • Extensive Case Management
  • Counseling and Education

For more information regarding the Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment, please click here
For TB data specific to Davis County, please click here.   

Contact Information

Communicable Disease Control & Prevention

Email Us
ask-a-nurse@daviscountyutah.gov

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor 
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5200 :: Main
(801) 525-5201 :: Fax

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