TCHD is designated as the Tuberculosis (TB) control unit for Tuscarawas County. This means that the health department is responsible for the prevention and control of TB in the County.
What is Tuberculosis?
TB is an infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacterium, usually Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It typically attacks the lungs but can also affect other areas of the body.
What are the signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis?
- Chronic cough
- Weight loss
- Night Sweats
How is Tuberculosis spread?
Tuberculosis is spread when someone who has an active case of TB coughs, laughs, sings, or speaks and expels respiratory fluids through the air.
The Tuscarawas County Health Department offers TB skin testing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The patient must then return to the health department 36-48 hours later to have the skin test read.
The Facts about Tuberculosis
TB Case Numbers for Tuscarawas County