Successful treatment of TB in Dane County is dependent on good communication between Public Health staff, health care providers and the state TB program.
By law, medical providers, infection control practitioners, and laboratories must report all suspected or confirmed cases of tuberculosis to us within 24 hours of diagnosis. Routine follow up visits must also be reported.
Clinicians and laboratories must report:
Clinicians are required to report continuation, discontinuation, completion and other outcomes of patient treatment (for Active OR Latent TB). In addition, they should report contacts of active TB cases who are receiving treatment for TB Infection.
If patient is symptomatic, instruct the patient on isolation precautions.
Ensure patient has masks to wear for the ride home and to medical appointments, etc.