CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateILLINOIS: Tuberculosis Tests Cut Back in Ford and Iroquois Counties
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.