Tuberculosis (TB) Program
Preventing and controlling the spread of TB in Ohio
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease primarily of the lungs. It is airborne and spreads when someone with active TB disease coughs, laughs or sings.
To control the spread of TB in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health TB Control Program works with local health departments and private medical providers to:
- Identify and treat TB disease
- Identify, evaluate, and treat newly infected contacts to infectious TB cases
- Screen high-risk populations for TB infection
Reporting Information for Tuberculosis (TB)
Report by the close of the next business day after the case or suspected case presents and/or a positive laboratory result to the county TB control unit where the patient resides. If patient residence is unknown, report to the county TB control unit which the reporting health care provider is located.
New LTBI Treatment Regimen
On December 9, 2011, the CDC released recommendations on the use of a new 12 dose regimen consisting of isoniazid and rifapentine to treat latent TB infection. This represents a major advancement in preventing future cases of TB disease.
- Read the recommendations
- Read a summary of all the current treatment options for LTBI
- Patient Education Brochures
- Diagnostic Standards and Classification of Tuberculosis
- Updated Guidelines for the Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
- Treatment of Tuberculosis Disease
- Contact Investigation
- LTBI Diagnosis and Treatment
- Recommendations for Use of an Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen with Direct Observation to Treat Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection
- Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect M. tuberculosis Infection
- Health Care Settings
- Correctional Facilities