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
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
Statute 252.10 (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. The medication is requested by a physician through
submission of a completed Initial Request for
Medication form (PDF, 41 KB)
to the Tuberculosis Program.
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April 24, 2013