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Providers and Professionals

Tuberculosis

  •  407-858-1446
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    Mailing Address

    832 West Central Blvd. Room #125 

    Orlando, FL 32805 

     

Reporting

The reporting of active Tuberculosis (TB) cases is required by law under Florida Statutes Chapter 381 Public Health: General Provisions and Chapter 392 Tuberculosis Control.

A person has active TB when either of the following occurs:

  • a culture specimen taken from any source has tested positive for mycobacteria tuberculosis and the person has not completed an appropriate prescribed course of medications for tuberculosis disease, or
  • there is current radiologic, clinical, or laboratory evidence sufficient to establish a medical diagnosis of tuberculosis for which treatment is indicated and the person has not completed an appropriate prescribed course of medication for tuberculosis

FDOH-Orange is responsible for every TB patient in Orange County, including those patients who are treated privately. Therefore, FDOH-Orange MUST be notified by health care providers of all cases of TB.

  • To report an active case of TB call 407-858-1446 and ask for the surveillance coordinator.
  • For more information on reporting, see the Florida Department of Health Reporting Requirements. (If you want to stay on this page right click on the link and select "Open in new window".)

Suspected Cases of TB

A health care provider who has a patient that is a suspected case of TB and who would like to receive some advice on how to optimally manage the patient, please call FDOH-Orange’s TB Clinic at 407-858-1446. FDOH-Orange is willing and able to provide assistance and, if desired, take over the complete care for TB patients.