CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateARIZONA: Shortage Prompts Health Department to Prioritize TB Testing
April 2, 2013
Yuma Sun (04.01.13)
Due to a nationwide shortage of Tubersol PPD used for screening TB, the Yuma County, Ariz., Public Health District will suspend routine TB screenings and prioritize testing for the disease based on the highest public health impact. High-priority cases to be screened will include individuals who have been in contact with someone diagnosed with pulmonary or laryngeal TB; individuals exhibiting symptoms suggestive of TB; individuals with HIV or compromised immune systems; and individuals who have arrived within the past year from countries with a high TB incidence. For further information, contact the Yuma County TB Control Program at (928) 317–4585.