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TUBERCULOSIS (TB)

Tuberculosis—commonly known as TB—is a serious disease that usually affects the lungs but may spread to other organs. It is passed from person to person by air through coughing, sneezing, laughing, or even singing. Babies, young children, elderly people, and anyone with a lowered immune system are at a higher risk, because their body defenses are weaker. TB can be prevented, treated, and cured. Untreated, it can cause death.

OUR ROLE
Responsible for the prevention, treatment, and control of TB in Kitsap County, we work with local health care providers to:

  • Identify, evaluate, and treat anyone with a TB infection;
  • Screen high-risk populations;
  • Provide TB skin testing.

TB SKIN TESTING
We provide TB (tuberculin) skin testing:

  • To high-risk populations;
  • To anyone who has had contact with a person with active TB;
  • As a requirement of employment;
  • As a requirement of school entrance;
  • As required entrance to a treatment program.

CONTACT US
Call 360-728-2235 to schedule an appointment for a TB skin test.

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