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Tuberculosis Program & Services

 

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Tuberculosis Program and Services

 

  • Clinical Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Surveillance Services

 

Clinical Services are provided at Florida Department of Health in Manatee County in Clinic #8.

 Clinical Services Include:

    Physician Services 

  • Diagnosis and treatment of active tuberculosis patients
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with latent tuberculosis infection

 

  Nursing Services 

  • Case Management of all active tuberculosis cases
  • Provide Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) to active tuberculosis cases and in special situations to patients with latent tuberculosis infection.
  • Patient care of active tuberculosis cases and suspects
  • Provide monitoring and medication to patients with latent tuberculosis infection
  • Provide targeted tuberculin skin testing
  • Provide tuberculosis education
  • Provide certified tuberculosis skin testing training to health care professionals

 

  Laboratory Services

  • Obtain sputum samples and samples from other body fluids for tuberculosis testing
  • Obtain laboratory testing to monitor patients on tuberculosis medication

 

 Outreach Services Include: 

  • Contact investigations
  • Provide DOT and directly observed preventative therapy (DOPT)
  • Provide targeted tuberculin skin testing in the field in special situations
  • Provide tuberculosis education
  • Institutional liaison (shelters, correctional institutions)

 

 Surveillance Services Include: 

  • Follow-up on all reports of TB cases and suspects from public and private facilities and individuals
  • Reports all tuberculosis cases to the state Bureau of TB and Refugee Health
  • Follow-up on all reported Class A, B1 and B2 immigrants to ensure proper follow-up and treatment
  • Maintain demographic and epidemiological data for statistical purposes

 For more information on TB, please call and ask to speak with one of the staff at (941) 748-0747 ext 1269.

 

 

 

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Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

410 6th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 748-0747

 

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