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Lake Cumberland District Health Department

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Control of Tuberculosis (TB) is a public health function achieved through early diagnosis and treatment of patients, testing of contacts and treatment of those with latent TB infection (TB infection without active disease, as in a positive TB skin test, normal chest X-ray and no symptoms).  Medications and case management are provided at all clinics.

LCDHD will provide TB training and support for healthcare facilities within our district.  Please call (606) 678-4761 (ext. 1166).

TB screening and skin testing are provided at all county health departments by appointment.  To contact one of our locations, click: Locations.

For more information on TB click here: CDC TB Page.

For further questions, call your local health department or (606) 678-4761 (ext. 1166).

Basic TB Facts

Tuberculosis (TB) is 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. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.