Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can be killed with antibiotics. There are two stages of TB: infection and disease. The following resources will assist providers with TB prevention, testing and treatment.
Report suspected cases immediately.
Call the reporting line at 800-535-5016 ext. 541 or fax the Tuberculosis reporting form to (509) 249-6628.
Best Overall Resource for TB Information
General TB and Treatment
- CDC Core Curriculum on TB: What the Clinician Should Know
- CDC—Treatment of TB
- CDC— Spanish Language TB Main Page
- Curry International TB Center
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) TB Page
- DOH—TB Services Manual
- World Health Organization (WHO) TB Page
- CDC—Targeted Tuberculin Testing and Treatment of LTBI
- CDC—Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection – United States, 2010
Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)
- CDC—LTBI: A Guide for Primary Healthcare Providers
- CDC—Recommendations for Use of an Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen with Direct Observation to Treat LTBI
TB-Related Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- WAC 388-97-1360 Surveillance, management and early identification of individuals with active TB
- WAC 388-97-1600 Care of residents with active TB
For questions regarding WAC 388-97-1360 or 388-97-1600, contact Judy Johnson, Residential Care Services Program Manager, at (360) 725-2591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.