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County Health Department helps fight spread of TB

The Niagara County Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Program provides services to individuals diagnosed with Latent TB infection or disease, helping prevent its spread or development into active disease. TB remains an epidemic in most parts of the world and a public health problem in developed countries, causing the deaths of about 1.5 million each year.      

Individuals diagnosed with TB disease receive visits from Niagara County Health Department nurses for health assessment and teaching, monitoring, follow-up testing, supervision of TB medication compliance, as well as identification of any individuals who may have been exposed to the disease. TB clinics are conducted monthly, by appointment only, for individuals diagnosed with Latent TB infection. Upon request, the nursing division also conducts TB educational sessions to nursing homes, hospitals, schools and other congregate settings.  Call 278-1900 for information.

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