Tuberculosis For Health Professionals

Below you can find tuberculosis (TB) information and tools for health care professionals.

Information on TB reporting and surveillance.

Information on TB diagnosis and treatment.

 

Information on TB precautions.

Information on nurse care management for persons affected by TB and LTBI.

 

Information on TB screening and testing for health care personnel, schools, correctional facilities, and residents of care facilities.

Resources and information on the Wisconsin electronic disease surveillance system.


Latent TB infection medication

 Medication availability (Last updated 7/18/22)

 Stable availability: Isoniazid (INH); Isoniazid, Rifapentine (3HP) Rifampin (4R)
 Limited availability*: --

*If new orders exceed supply, priority will be given to TB contacts and those with high-risk factors.

 Medication refills

For LTBI medications in pill form, automatic refills will be dispensed. For liquid or compounded medication, please complete the following steps to send a refill request:

  1. Fill out the medical refill request form (F-44126) (PDF) .
  2. Upload it to the filing cabinet in WEDSS.
  3. Change the status to "LTBI Medication refill order."

 Please note that, as of 7/18/22, automatic refills are resumed for both 3HP and 4R.

 Medication recommendations

  • If you are obtaining 3HP or rifampin through another pharmacy, ensure that they have enough medication set aside to complete the entire course of treatment for your patient.
  • Continue to check your email and this webpage for the most up to date information on LTCI medication supplies.
  • Contact the Wisconsin TB Program with any questions by email, or by calling 608-261-6319.

TB events

 Webinars

2022 Wisconsin Virtual Tuberculosis (TB) Summit (Tuesdays, March 15 through April 26, 2022):Join local, state, and national experts to learn more about TB, in Wisconsin and their work to understand and improve care for people diagnosed with TB across our community.

The Wisconsin TB Program is hosted a series of webinars on various tuberculosis topics: Join local, state, and national experts to learn more about TB, in Wisconsin and their work to understand and improve care for people diagnosed with TB across our community. Free to register.

Check out additional archived webinars from the Bureau of Communicable Disease.

 In-person seminars​

None currently scheduled.

Questions about TB? Contact Us!
Phone: 608-261-6319 ǀ Fax: 608-266-0049

Last Revised: July 14, 2022