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.





Best Overall Resource for TB Information

General TB and Treatment

Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)

TB-Related Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

For questions regarding WAC 388-97-1360 or 388-97-1600, contact Judy Johnson, Residential Care Services Program Manager, at (360) 725-2591 or