North Dakota is a low-incidence state for tuberculosis (TB), with about six cases of active disease per year for the past several years. Fargo Cass Public Health provides services to individuals with active tuberculosis and to those who have been exposed to the disease but do not have active TB.
A registered nurse provides:
- case management and directly observed therapy for active TB patients.
- contact investigation and follow-up for infected contacts.
- TB medication administration for treatment of latent TB infection and regular evaluation for side effects.
- TB education.
Medication for treatment of TB disease and latent TB infection is available free of charge to individuals with these conditions. Medications can be obtained through a referral from the ordering physician to Fargo Cass Public Health.
Who is this program for?
Residents of Cass County in need of tuberculosis control services.
How do I access this service?
To find out more about Tuberculosis Control call Anne at 241-1378. Medication and case management services can be obtained through a referral from the ordering physician to Fargo Cass Public Health.
More information regarding tuberculosis is available at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/.