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Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment from CTCA to tackle TB in California
OAKLAND, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 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.
Calif. Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for school employees
OAKLAND, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 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 2,170 cases of TB reported last year in Calif., TB programs must be maintained says California Tuberculosis Controllers Assoc.
OAKLAND, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 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).