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Tuberculosis Control & Prevention Program

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photo of TB virusTuberculosis (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
graphic showing the signs and symptoms of active TB (tuberculosis) coughing that lasts three or more weeks, chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing, loss of appetite, chills, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, fever, coughing up blood.

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.

Additional Resources 

Learn more about Turberculosis

TB and the BCG Vaccine - English (pdf; 86.51 KB)
TB y la vacuna BCG - Español (pdf; 86.51 KB)
CDC: Tuberculosis

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 FDOH-Escambia at 850-595-6500, Extension: 1210
or the Florida Tuberculosis Hotline at 800-4TB INFO (800-482-4636).