Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and is one of the leading causes of death in the world today. The state’s TB program provides Isoniazid preventive medication for people who are infected, but do not have the disease, if they choose to take it, free of charge. A total of 5,382 people were enrolled in the latent TB infection (LTBI) medication program from 2005-2011.
Type of Data
The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.
Data Collection Method and Availability
Information is collected on each person who is requesting medications through the state's LTBI program. Besides demographic information, a small health history of TB-related procedures is collected i.e. size of tuberculin skin test, CXR report, if person is a known contact of active TB. The data have been collected for 7 years in real-time.
Related Links and Reports
Nebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program Page
Nebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program reports
Medication Policy for Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-6441