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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
ILLINOIS: Tuberculosis Tests Cut Back in Ford and Iroquois Counties
Staff Writer
August 22, 2013
The News-Gazette (Champaign, Il.) (08.20.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

Public health officials for Ford and Iroquois counties in Illinois announced they would limit TB screenings to individuals they considered to be a priority, due to a temporary shortage of Tubersol, one of the ingredients in the tuberculin skin test. The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department would test only individuals who had come in contact with a TB-infected individual, had a weak immune system, or exhibited TB symptoms.