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Tuberculosis

Health Alerts

Topic Priority Date of Alert
Tuberculosis PPD Solution Shortage Update Jan 16, 2015
Revised Tuberculosis Report Form Advisory Dec 10, 2010
Unexpected Decline in Reported Tuberculosis Cases, 2009 Notification Mar 19, 2010
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Notification Jun 11, 2007

Surveillance

Surveillance

Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

  • Bacille Calmette-GuĂ©rin (BCG) is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease. BCG does not always protect people from getting TB and is not recommended for the majority of persons in the United States. The BCG vaccine is only recommended for select people who meet specific criteria and in consultation with a TB expert. Health care providers who are considering BCG vaccination for their patients are encouraged to discuss this intervention with the TB control program.

Diagnosis & Management

Diagnostics and Treatment

Resources

For Healthcare Providers:

Reporting to PDPH

  • All cases of TB need to be reported to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Tuberculosis Control Program within 24 hours
  • Report TB cases to the PDPH TB Control Program by calling 215-685-6873 during business hours or completing and faxing an TB report form below to 215-685-6477
  • TB Adult Report Form
  • TB Pediatric Report/Consultation Form

Links and Resources

For Patients and Community Members:

There are no patient or community resources for Tuberculosis.

Posters:

There are no posters for Tuberculosis.