Tuberculosis Resources for Business
- 1/3 of the world is infected with TB
- Approximately 10% of infected, untreated persons will eventually develop TB Disease
- People with TB disease can transmit and infect many others without knowing that he/she has the disease
- Lake County still has a significant incidence of TB
The mission of the TB Program is to target high-risk populations for TB screening, diagnosis and treatment. We treat, monitor and evaluate persons with TB infection, actual TB disease or suspect TB disease; conduct contact investigations; and provide public information/education.
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center Tuberculosis (TB) Program would like the assistance of Lake County employers with the prevention, surveillance and control of tuberculosis in Lake County. This page contains resources to help you through this process, including TB fact sheets. Additional information on TB and services available through the TB clinic, including hours and fees, can be found on the clinic's web page.
Your assistance with identifying persons at risk for TB infection and TB disease would not only help eliminate TB in Lake County, but also reduce the potential for employee absenteeism, strained employee relations and media attention due to TB exposure at the work site. The Illinois Administrative Code recommends that persons in high risk groups be screened for tuberculosis.
Consulting & TB Presentations
If you would like someone from the TB Program to provide consultation on developing a TB screening and testing policy, or provide a TB presentation, please contact us at the TB clinic. Visit the TB Clinic Web page.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
The Centers for Disease Control publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains valuable information on TB in several issues:
- Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings
- Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in U.S. Communities with At-Risk Minority Populations: Recommendations of Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis
- Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis Among Homeless Persons: Recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis
- Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Migrant Farm Workers: Recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis
- Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Facilities Providing Long-Term Care to the Elderly:Recommendations of the Advisory Committee for Elimination of Tuberculosis
- Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Immunocompromised Persons in a Correctional System - New York, 1991