The Southern Nevada Health District’s TB Treatment and Control Clinic aggressively ensures people with active TB disease are appropriately treated. Once treatment is started, it is extremely important that it continue to completion so the TB does not become resistant to the treatment drugs. Several cases of multi-drug resistant TB and extensively drug resistant TB cases have been diagnosed in Clark County.
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While this bacteria usually attacks the lungs, TB bacteria can also attack any part of the body, e.g., the kidney, spine, and/or the brain. However, the TB bacteria can live in the body without making you sick. This is called latent TB infection.
The TB Treatment and Control Clinic is committed to providing free, cutting edge and relevant TB education to health [...]
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 1.6 million TB-related deaths worldwide in 2017. TB continues to create challenges to health care workers, including new resistant strains, and co-infection with HIV.