Tuberculosis Guidance for Public Health Professionals

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This page provides a list of selected guidelines for TB program on TB prevention and control. Guidelines include essential components of TB programs, drug resistance, infection control, and contact investigations.

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Guidelines for TB Programs

TB prevention and control guidelines by publication date.
Title Date Published
Essential Components of a Public Health Tuberculosis Prevention, Control, and Elimination Program: Recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association
MMWR, 2020; 69 (No. RR-7)
Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
MMWR  2009; 58 (RR-03)
Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005
MMWR  2005; 54 (No. RR-17)
Note: The errata was removed. The corrections included in the errata have been incorporated into the reprinted guidelines.
Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC
MMWR  2005; 54 (No. RR-15, 1-37)
Controlling Tuberculosis in the United States Recommendations from the American Thoracic Society, CDC, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America
MMWR  2005; 54 (No. RR-12)
General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR 2002; 51 (No. RR–2)

Progressing Toward Tuberculosis Elimination in Low-Incidence Areas of the United States
MMWR  2002; 51 (No. RR-5)
Tuberculosis Elimination Revisited: Obstacles, Opportunities, and a Renewed Commitment (ACET)
MMWR 1999; 48 (No. RR-9)
Tuberculosis Control Laws – United States, 1993.
MMWR  1993; 42 (No. RR-15)

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