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.
 
World TB Day Continuing Education
 
Celebrating World TB Day - Local, Complex Case Reviews
Monday, March 24, 2014 from 12 to 1 PM (Recording Available online)
Flyer, Information and Registration Info  -  Page 1        Page 2       Page 3
 
 
 
 FRONTLINE TB Silent Killer COMING MARCH 25, 2014 on PBS
An uforgettable portrait of lives forever changed by TB.
 
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

 
Watch the video about TB on YouTube!



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

Documents in PDF PDF format

2012-2013 TB Annual Report

Reported TB Cases by Nebraska County and District Health Depts 2009-2013

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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 Program Manager: Pat Infield
Phone: (402) 471-6441  Email: pat.infield@nebraska.gov
 
TB Educator: Kristin Gall
Phone: (402) 471-1372  Email: kristin.gall@nebraska.gov

Please contact Kristin Gall for your TB educational needs.

Support Staff: Margaret Murray
Phone: (402) 471-8285  Email: margaret.murray@nebraska.gov

General Information (402) 471-9098 or (800) 745-9311

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