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Tuberculosis Control & Prevention Program

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are two phases: latent infection and active disease. Active TB disease most often affects the lungs, but can involve any part of the body.

TB is transmitted through the air; extended close contact with someone with infectious TB disease is typically required for TB to spread.

Common signs and symptoms:

  • Cough lasting longer than three (3) weeks
  • Unexplained substantial weight loss
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia) TB program collaborates with clinicians to ensure that persons with TB receive effective and timely treatment and that contact investigations are performed to minimize the spread of TB.

Location & Contact Information 

Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfiled Drive

The Tuberculosis Control & Prevention office is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. If you have any questions regarding the TB program, please call DOH-Escambia at 850-595-6500, Extension: 1210 or the Florida Tuberculosis Hotline at 800-4TB INFO (800-482-4636).