California Tuberculosis Controllers Association

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The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association is made up of local public health providers working to eliminate TB in California by working with community medical providers in detecting, treating and preventing TB.

Purpose: To eliminate the threat of TB from California through leadership and the development of excellence in TB prevention and treatment.

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Local Public Health Departments prepare for increase in TB testing and treatment due to new screening recommendations from the USPSTF

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published Sept. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.

The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) releases Universal Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment today to tackle TB in California

California Tuberculosis Controllers Association

OAKLAND, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Contrary to popular belief, tuberculosis (TB) has not been eliminated in the U.S. With 2145 cases of active TB in 2014, California alone has 23 percent of the nation’s TB cases. However, this represents only a small fraction of the estimated 2.5 million Californians infected with TB. The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) released a Universal Adult TB Risk Assessment today to support efforts to find those infected with TB.

Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for school employees, volunteers and contractors

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OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) announces, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pre-K and K-12 public, private and parochial school employees, volunteers (with frequent and prolonged student contact) and contractors are required to get a tuberculosis (TB) test only when TB risk factors are identified.

Sustaining Local Expertise, Responding to Global Health Threats

California Tuberculosis Controllers Association

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).