Date & Time
Monday, April 29, 2024, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
115 Tuberculosis Identification, Treatment, and Prevention*

Tuberculosis remains a significant problem among correctional facility residents in the United States. This presentation will characterize current epidemiology of TB in this population and review the spectrum of TB from asymptomatic infection to active/potentially contagious disease, and identify strategies to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB. It will discuss current CDC guidance for TB control in correctional facilities and use case-based examples to illustrate key points.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the current epidemiology and burden of disease from tuberculosis among residents of correctional facilities
  • Outline the spectrum of TB from asymptomatic infection to active and potentially contagious disease to guide key points of intervention
  • Identify current guidance on TB control from the CDC, state and local public health programs, and correctional authorities