Class B1/B2 TB information
Immigrants and refugees are screened overseas for tuberculosis by panel
physicians. During that exam, if concerns related to tuberculosis
are identified, the condition is given a Class B TB status of 1, 2 or 3
depending on what was identified. Upon arriving in the United States
these individuals are required to contact the health department for
assessment of their current TB status. Local health departments have
the responsibility to facilitate the US evaluation for individuals with a
Class B TB condition and report the screening results back to the
Wisconsin TB Program.
The Wisconsin TB Program:
- Receives documentation from the CDC Division of Quarantine regarding
all refugees and immigrants with TB Class Conditions arriving in
Wisconsin, reviews records for TB follow-up needs and refers to local
public health agencies.
- Tracks TB screening, follow-up, and treatment for LTBI obtained by
all newly arrived refugees and immigrants with TB Class Conditions and
reports results to CDC.
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July 23, 2014