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Public Health Data Inventory

Tuberculosis (TB) Data

Background

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' TB Prevention and Control Program Program conducts surveillance, case management, and bacteriology services through Nebraska Public Health Laboratory. In addition, the program provides TB education, medical consultation, follow-up on Class B1 and B2 immigrants and refugees, and technical assistance.Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and is one of the leading causes of death in the world today.

Type of Data

The data are program level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Information is collected on every new case of active TB. Information is gathered to fill out the "report of verified case of tuberculosis," which is the information requested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for national TB surveillance. The data have been collected for 19 years in real time.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program Home Page

Nebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Reports

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Nebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-6441