• 22 S. State St. Clearfield, UT 84015
  • Main : (801) 525-5000
  • M-F 8am to 5pm

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.

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.

coughing pic


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.   

Copyright © Davis County Government. All Rights Reserved

New Year's Day

Wednesday, Jan 01

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

Monday, Jan 20

President's Day

Monday, Feb 17

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25

Independence Day (Observed)

Friday, Jul 03

Pioneer Day

Friday, Jul 24

Labor Day

Monday, Sep 07

Veterans' Day

Wednesday, Nov 11

Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov 26 & Friday, Nov 27

Christmas Day

Friday, Dec 25

Christmas Eve (Close at 2pm)

Friday, Dec 25

New Years Eve (Close at 2pm)

Thursday, Dec 31