The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County (DOH–St. Johns) provides a coordinated system of care for those persons identified to be at risk of contracting active tuberculosis (TB) and/or those persons with active TB diseases and their close contacts.
Tuberculosis is a serious disease that can affect more than just the person who has the illness. All persons in close contact with an individual carrying TB is at risk of contracting the infection. If the information on this page does not provide you with the answers you need, contact us and DOH - St. Johns will be happy to clarify.
What is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs. The germs are put into the air when a person with TB of the lung coughs, sneezes, laughs or sings. TB can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys or the spine.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What are the symptoms of TB?
- How is Tuberculosis Transmitted?
- No one gets TB anymore, do they?
- Who gets TB?
- How can I tell if I have TB?
- Where can I get a TB skin Test or blood test?
- How is the skin test given?
- What if the test is negative?
- What if the test is positive?
- How is the blood test given?
- What should I do if I have TB infection or disease?
Tuberculosis Educational Materials:
The Tuberculin Skin Test Tells Who Is Infected: What Does It Mean? in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Serbian, Russian, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Somali, Chinese, Hindi.
If you have any Tuberculosis questions or concerns, please call DOH–St. Johns Epidemiology.
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