Tuberculosis Section (TB)
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Georgia Tuberculosis (TB) Section is to control transmission, prevent illness and ensure treatment of disease due to tuberculosis. This is accomplished by the following:
- Identifying and treating persons who have active TB disease,
- Finding, screening and treating contacts, and
- Screening high-risk populations.
The TB Program has the legal responsibility for all TB clients in Georgia regardless of who provides the direct services. TB services are available to all who fall within the service criteria without regard to the client's ability to pay.
Current Georgia Statistics
2011 Georgia TuberculosisReport
Table 1. TB Numbers & Rates by County, 2010-2011
Table 2. TB Case Rates by District, 2010-2011