**CDC and the National TB Controllers Association released updated recommendations for TB screening, testing, and treatment of health care personnel on May 17, 2019.
All U.S. health care personnel should be screened for TB upon hire (i.e., preplacement). The local health department should be notified immediately if TB disease is suspected. Annual TB testing of health care personnel is not recommended unless there is a known exposure or ongoing transmission.
The Tuberculosis (TB) Program has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring appropriate TB management in the district. It primarily provides TB surveillance, which includes case finding, case reporting, case management and contact investigations using the principles of epidemiology. It also ensures that active TB cases and clients with Latent TB Infection (LTBI) are treated and monitored medically. The Program also provides Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) , which is the standard of care in Georgia for TB patients to ensure completion of therapy. DOT entails the direct observation of patient’s self-administering TB medications. All of these activities are crucial to reaching the goal of TB prevention and control in Cobb and Douglas Counties. The Tuberculosis clinic at Cobb & Douglas Public Health offers the following services:
- QuantiFeron (QFT)
- Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
- Chest X-rays
- X-ray interpretation
Please Note: While TB & Refugee Health services provided by CDPH are not free unless you qualify, services are provided at competitive rates and we do accept most insurance plans.
For more information:
Marietta Health Center – Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Closed between Noon – 1:00 p.m. daily)
Please complete the following forms before your visit:
To learn more about Tuberculosis, please visit the following websites:
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Learn more about CDPH Refugee Health.
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