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Tuberculosis: Preventable, Treatable, and Cure through Diagnosis and Treatment in DuPage County

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
News Flash: DuPage County Health Department Celebrates World Day

Tuberculosis is a contagious and potentially life-threatening disease that can spread through the air when an individual with active TB coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. Those with TB are most likely to infect people they regularly interact with, such as family members or coworkers. However, TB is preventable, treatable, and curable through timely diagnosis and treatment for both active TB disease and latent TB infection.

On March 24, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) will mark World TB Day by bringing attention to tuberculosis prevention and treatment methods. In 2023, there were 41 active TB cases reported among DuPage County residents, with numbers varying in past years. The DCHD plays a key role in preventing and controlling communicable diseases like TB by working closely with healthcare providers and patients.

Individuals with latent TB infection do not spread the disease to others but are at risk of developing active TB if left untreated. Those with weakened immune systems, particularly individuals with HIV, face a higher risk of TB disease. Treating latent TB infection is an effective way to prevent the development of TB disease.

The DCHD’s TB Clinic provides services to DuPage County residents, including testing, diagnosis, and treatment for TB infection and disease. Appointments are necessary for all services, and walk-ins are not accepted. To schedule an appointment, individuals can call (630) 682-7400. For more information on World

By Samantha Johnson

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