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Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

The mission of the West Virginia Division of Tuberculosis Elimination is to achieve the absence of indigenous transmission of tuberculosis infection in West Virginia, which results in clinically apparent tuberculosis disease.

The DTBE provides tuberculin testing materials to Local Health Departments for contacts and other high risk persons. We also provide x-rays for evaluation of active disease and latent TB infection (LTBI) through Local Health Departments. Clinicians are provided for chest diagnostic clinics to evaluate/treat active disease and LTBI. We provide medications as well as financial support to Local Health Departments to do Liver Function Tests for TB cases and LTBI patients. We work with the Office of Laboratory Services to provide AFB smear and culture testing, drug susceptibilities and DNA fingerprinting of specimens.

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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for:


West Virginia TB Update

October 19, 2018

Charleston, WV


Course Description: The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current and emerging issues in TB. Topics will include TB in immunosuppressed persons, epidemiologic trends, the role of the laboratory, making differential diagnosis of TB, TB and diabetes, and new pediatric recommendations for TB.


Registration is available at: https://wvtbupdate-2018.eventbrite.com


Brochure is available here


For information on upcoming trainings, please visit our Training Calendar.

Important additions and changes to Protocols and Resources:

TB Testing - March 2016

TB Testing Guidelines for Children - January 2018

TB Screening Recommendations for Long Term Care - April 2016

School Referral for TB Evaluation/Testing - June 2016

Diagnostic Clinic Protocol - December 2016

TB Treatment Protocol - December 2016

Video DOT - November 2017

Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) - January 2018

DOT Reimbursement Breakdown - January 2017

Records Retention - January 2018

CDC: MMWR Recommendations

MMWR, Dec 16, 2005 / 54(RR15);1-37. "Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis"

MMWR, Dec 30, 2005 / Vol. 54 / No. RR-17. "Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005"

MMWR, June 20, 2003 / Vol. 52 / No. RR-11. "Treatment of Tuberculosis"

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