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TB Publications

TB Control Section

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    850-921-9906
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    Florida Department of Health

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-20

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399

The information within these publications is designed to bring knowledge to the General Public regarding Tuberculosis. Many of the publications are available in electronic format (pdfs of less than 1.19 mb) and can be found in multiple languages. You will need Adobe Acrobat's FREE PDF Reader to view these documents. Get it for FREE from Adobe by visiting www.adobe.comPrinted copies are available upon request. If you would like a paper copy, or a copy of our audio/visual publications, please complete our handy order form (pdf 15kb). If you are a health care professional a publications page may be accesses through our provider professional services and resources page.

Downloadable Materials

For children: Mr. Tuber's Coloring Book - Available for download only.
This is designed to provide children very basic information about TB.

Patient Directions for Sputum Collection: English, Spanish, and Creole.

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.

INH-Standing Between You and TB in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Serbian, Russian, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Somali, Chinese, Hindi.

Audio/Visual Materials

The following are available to the general public free of charge and must be requested directly from the Department of Health using our handy order form (pdf 15kb).

The topics and titles available are:

You Can Prevent TB

  • Audience: People with TB infection
  • Length: 10 minutes           
  • Producer: NYC/FL
  • Description: When Trevor discovers he has been infected with TB, a visit to the doctor calms his fears. Trevor learns the facts about TB and decides to complete preventive treatment. By taking medicine, Trevor can wipe out most of the TB germs in his body before they become active, so they cannot hurt him or anyone else.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Creole, Cantonese,  and Russian.  Also in newly issued Serbo-Croatian

The Facts About TB

  • Audience: Concerned Public
  • Length: 13 minutes           
  • Producer: NYC
  • Description: Cindy found out she was infected with TB after her boyfriend, Troy, was hospitalized with TB disease. She was frightened when her TB skin test came back positive. Cindy went to the clinic to talk to the doctor about what it means to be infected with TB. Her doctor explained the importance of preventive treatment and Cindy decided to take it.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Creole, Cantonese

TB and HIV Connection

  • Audience: People with HIV infection
  • Length: 13 minutes            
  • Producer: NYC
  • Description: Bob has been asking his friend, Joey to get a TB skin test. They are both HIV positive and Bob is concerned Joey has not had a TB test. Joey finally goes to the clinic and discovers he has been infected with TB. He meets the doctor and decides to take the preventive treatment. Denia, the HIV counselor, stresses the importance of preventive treatment for people with HIV.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Creole

You Can Beat TB

  • Audience: People in treatment for TB
  • Length: 12 minutes           
  • Producer: NYC
  • Description: Carlos is receiving treatment for TB disease. He is coming regularly to the clinic but has begun to miss appointments. Carmen, his outreach worker, visits Carlos at work and reminds him how important it is to stick to his treatment. She offers to meet him nearby for Directly Observed Therapy. Carlos is pleased and agrees to meet Carmen at work.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Creole, Cantonese