Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria. It is spread by the person with TB in their lungs by coughing, laughing, singing, speaking sneezing, and then inhaling that air. It generally affects the lungs, but can cause disease anywhere in the body. The bacteria may infect anyone, at any age. General symptoms of TB disease include feeling sick or weak, having weight loss, fever, and/or night sweats. The symptoms of TB of the lungs may include coughing, chest pain, and/or coughing up blood. Other symptoms depend on the part of the body that is affected. TB is treated with antibiotics.
The Prevention, Treatment and Care Program seeks to procure medical consultants for adult and pediatric tuberculosis management for calendar year 2020. Qualified individuals will be added to a state-wide closed-ended approved vendor list. Interested providers must complete and submit the TB Consultant RFSQ.
NOTE: CDC recently updated 3HP guidance and this is reflected in amended UDOH protocol: “UDOH Guidance for 3HP (12-Week Treatment of LTBI with INH and RPT).”