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TUBERCULOSIS (TB)

Tuberculosis—commonly known as TB—is a serious disease that usually affects the lungs but may spread to other organs. It is passed from person to person by air through coughing, sneezing, laughing, or even singing. Babies, young children, elderly people, and anyone with a lowered immune system are at a higher risk, because their body defenses are weaker. TB can be prevented, treated, and cured. Untreated, it can cause death.

OUR ROLE

Responsible for the prevention, treatment, and control of TB in Kitsap County, we work with local health care providers to:

  • Identify, evaluate, and treat anyone with a TB infection;
  • Screen high-risk populations;

TB SKIN TESTING

We are not currently providing TB skin testing to the public. Please reach out to your primary healthcare provider if you need a TB skin test.

REPORTING TB EXPOSURE

If you think you have been in contact with a person with active TB, please call us at 360-728-2235.

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