Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of the body, but usually attack the lungs. People who are infected with TB do not feel sick, do not have any symptoms, and cannot spread TB, but they may develop TB disease and be able to spread it some time in the future. People with TB disease can be treated and cured if they seek medical help. Even better, people who have TB infection but are not yet sick can take medicine so they will never develop TB disease.
TB skin test
The Fond du Lac County Health Department offers TB skin testing to individuals for a nominal fee (presently $10.00, as of July 1st, 2017, the fee will increase to $15.00).
Skin tests must be read within 48 to 72 hours of when it was applied. TB skin tests are not given on Thursdays. A TB skin test is one way to find out if you have TB infection. TB skin tests may be required upon employment for some occupations.
TB clinic and care
If you are uninsured or underinsured and need evaluation and/or treatment for TB infection or disease the Fond du Lac County Health Department can provide funding for:
- TB Skin Testing
- Medication for treatment of TB infection or disease
- Directly observed Therapy (DOT)
- Case Management
- Sputum specimen collection and induction
- Medical evaluation visits by a health care provider
- Chest X-rays and other diagnostic testing
For more information on TB, call the Health Department or visit this website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/tb/index.htm.
Location at City/County Government Center on the 3rd floor
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday (except legal holidays)
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