The East Shore District Health Department works
collaboratively with the Connecticut TB Control Program whose
mission it is to interrupt and prevent transmission of TB, prevent
emergence of drug resistant TB and reduce death, disability,
illness, emotional trauma, family disruption, and social stigma
caused by tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal disease caused by a
bacterium. It is spread from person to person through respiratory
droplets. TB is fully treatable and preventable. Although anyone can
get TB, it particularly affects persons living in crowded conditions
and in poverty (e.g., homeless) and persons who have HIV infection
(e.g., injection drug users), people who are contacts of a person
with TB disease, people born in countries where TB is prevalent and
people with medical conditions such as diabetes and certain types of
The Health Department works collaboratively with DPH and physicians
to conduct surveillance for TB disease and latent TB infection. East
Shore conducts case interviews, education, provides screening,
treatment and containment activities.
Link to CT.gov
Call the East Shore District Health Department at (203) 481-4233 for more information.
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