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Page ContentNebraska Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program Click to subscribe 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. VIDEO - “Surviving MDR-TB: My Story, My Voice,” TB Personal Stories Anyone can get TB. These stories highlight the personal experiences of several people who were diagnosed and treated for TB infection or TB disease. On this Page Data and Statistics Information for Healthcare Professionals Useful Links Contact Us Information from the CDC Testing & Diagnosis Infection Control & Prevention Treatment TB & HIV Coinfection Vaccines & Immunizations 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 ^ Top of Page Data and Statistics Tuberculosis Program Report - 2016 HIV-AIDS, STD, and Hepatitis C Epidemiologic Profile - 2016 Reported TB Cases by Nebraska County and District Health Depts 2011-2015 TB Annual Report 2014 TB Annual Report 2015 Tuberculosis Fact Sheet 2017 2017 Reported Cases ^ Top of Page For Healthcare Professionals Forms, Checklists & Logs Policies and Procedures for Health Professionals Civil Surgeon' FAQ's (courtesy of Minnesota Department of Health) Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (CDC) Treatment of Tuberculosis Targeted Tuberculin Testing and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Assessing and Managing the Risk of Liver Disease in the Treatment of LTBI NEW Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection - United States, 2010 Course from CDC: "TB 101 for Health Care Workers" Interactive Online Class View Flyer CDC TB 101 Page ^ Top of Page Useful Links DHHS Prevention Team Sites HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Hepatitis Program Ryan White Program HOPWA Program Sexually Transmitted Disease Program Disclaimer on Outside LinksMost 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. LINK TO STOP TB WEB SITE Nebraska's Local Health Departments CDC Tuberculosis Page CDC Frequently asked questions about TB Medline plus Health Information Tuberculosis World Health Organization-Tuberculosis U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA- Tuberculosis American Lung Association.-Tuberculosis International Union Against TB and Lung Disease Patient Educational Materials (State of Minnesota) Heartland National TB Center ^ Top of Page Contact Information TB Nurse Consultant/Educator: Barbara Koester Phone Number: 402-471-6441 Email: Barbara.Koester@nebraska.gov Support Staff: Ashleigh McCormick Phone Number: 402-471-0360 Email: Ashleigh.McCormick@nebraska.gov ^ Top of Page Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Readerwhich can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.