Nebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.
The services the Nebraska TB Program provides are surveillance, case management, bacteriology services through Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), TB education, medical consultation, follow-up on Class B1 and B2 immigrants and refugees, and technical assistance.  
Anyone can get TB. These stories highlight the personal experiences of several people who were diagnosed and treated for TB infection or TB disease.

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Information from the CDC

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Tell the world what you want to see in your lifetime
Progress in the global fight against TB cannot wait.
For the World TB Day Campaign 2012, you can make an individual call to stop TB in your lifetime.
Do you want to see zero deaths from TB, faster treatment, an effective vaccine?
The World TB Day Campaign 2012 will allow people all over the world to make an individual call to stop TB in their lifetimes.
In their lifetimes, today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with TB.
In their lifetimes, women and men should expect to see a world where no one dies from TB.
People of different ages and living in different countries could have these hopes for stopping TB in their lifetimes:
  • Zero deaths from TB
  • Faster treatment
  • A quick, cheap, low-tech test
  • An effective vaccine
  • A world free of TB

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Data and Statistics


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For Healthcare Professionals

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Useful Links

DHHS Prevention Team Sites

Disclaimer on Outside Links
Most of these links are to sites which are not maintained by, or under the control of, the State of Nebraska.  Technical problems with outside links, other than a link that has been moved or changed, should be reported to the entity that maintains the site, not the Nebraska DHHS.  If you feel that the content of an outside link is inappropriate please e-mail us.

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Contact Information

TB Nurse Consultant/Educator: Barbara Koester
Phone Number:  402-471-6441           Email:
Support Staff:  Ashleigh McCormick
Phone Number:  402-471-0360           Email:

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