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Tuberculosis

Goal

The goal of South Carolina's Tuberculosis Control Program is to eliminate TB within the state of South Carolina.

Services

TB Control protects the public through case finding, treating both active TB disease and latent TB infection (LTBI), identification and testing of individuals exposed to TB, and targeted evaluation of persons at high risk of progression to TB disease.

TB Control offers the following services:

  • Prescribed medications
  • Physician services
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Public health clinics
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology
  • Case Management

World TB Day

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis.

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