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Tuberculosis (TB) Program Overview

The Tuberculosis Program (TB Program) oversees, manages, and facilitates the various activities and interventions necessary to assure identification and proper treatment of all individuals with tuberculosis to eliminate its subsequent spread to others.

The TB Program provides medication and educational services to prevent and control infection and disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Department of Health Services staff from the Division of Public Health based in Madison are responsible for disease surveillance, monitoring of statistical trends, and individual case management consultation to local health departments. Staff also conduct tuberculosis prevention and control consultation and training to health care providers statewide.

The TB Program manages an anti-tuberculosis therapy program in accordance with Wisconsin Statute252.10 (7). (exit DHS) Persons with tuberculosis infection, suspect or confirmed tuberculosis disease, or household contact with infectious tuberculosis may receive anti-tuberculosis medication free of charge through their local health department. A physician may request medication by completing the appropriate form and submitting it to the patient's local health department or the Tuberculosis Program. Use either Tuberculosis Disease Initial Request for Medication form F-44000 or Tuberculosis Infection Initial Request for Medication form F-00905

Respiratory Diseases and International Health Unit

Division of Public Health
Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response
1 West Wilson Street
Madison  WI 53701-2659
608-266-0049 - Secure Fax

      Jo Mercurio - Office operations
      Pa Vang - TB nurse consultant 
      Philip Wegner - TB nurse consultant
      Norma Denbrook - Dispensary
      Savitri Tsering - Refugee health coordinator 

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Last Revised: July 01, 2014