Talbot County Department of Health
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Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is a serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.

Our services include: 

  • Tuberculosis skin testing/reading
  • Medication administration for active tuberculosis cases
  • Medication administration for latent tuberculosis cases for those without insurance
  • Case management 
  • Education on tuberculosis prevention to community partners and the public
  • Outbreak and case investigation 

To access services and testing, contact the Health Department at (410) 819-5600. 

Resources

To learn more about tuberculosis symptoms, prevention, testing, and treatment, visit the tuberculosis pages of the reliable sources linked below.

Centers for Disease Control

Maryland Department of Health 

Mayo Clinic