Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can be killed with antibiotics. There are two stages of TB: infection and disease. The following resources will assist providers with TB prevention, testing and treatment.

Report people with suspected TB disease immediately.

Call 360-778-6150 if you suspect a patient has TB. The Whatcom County Health Department will provide you with additional guidance including next steps to take.