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Calif. Public Health Dept.’s prepare for increase in TB testing, treatment with new screening guidelines from USPSTF
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.
Universal Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment to help tackle Tuberculosis in California
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With 2145 cases of active TB in 2014, California alone has 23 percent of the nation's TB cases. However, this represents only a small fraction of the estimated 2.5 million Californians infected with TB. The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) released a Universal Adult TB Risk Assessment today to support efforts to find those infected with TB.
Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for Calif. school employees
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) announces, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pre-K and K-12 public, private and parochial school employees, volunteers (with frequent and prolonged student contact) and contractors are required to get a tuberculosis (TB) test only when TB risk factors are identified.
With focus on Ebola, many forget that every 4 hours a Californian is diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB)
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).