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Health Indicator Report of Tuberculosis (TB) Cases

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a type of bacteria called ''Mycobacterium tuberculosis''. TB is typically spread through the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat expels tiny airborne particles (droplet nuclei). People nearby may breathe in these particles and become infected. People who have TB infection do not feel sick, do not have symptoms, and cannot spread TB. But, they may develop active TB disease at some time in the future. The bacteria usually attack the lungs but may attack any part of the body. The United States experienced a resurgence of TB disease between 1985 and 1992, when the number of TB cases increased by 20%. Early detection and treatment of TB are essential to control the spread of the disease and prevent outbreaks.

Number of Tuberculosis Cases by Drug Resistance, Utah, 1993-2018


"1-Plus" = Resistant to at least one drug [[br]] "INH" = Resistant to at least Isoniazid (INH) [[br]] "MDR TB" = Multidrug Resistant TB, which is defined as ''M. tuberculosis'' that is resistant to at least INH and Rifampin (RIF). [[br]] [[br]] A TB case can be resistant to more than one drug.

Data Source

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology


Rate of newly reported cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 population.


Number of tuberculosis cases by count date.


Number of persons in the population.

Healthy People Objective IID-29:

Reduce tuberculosis (TB)
U.S. Target: 1.0 new case per 100,000 population

Other Objectives

'''HP2020 Objective GH-2:''' Reduce the tuberculosis (TB) case rate for foreign-born persons living in the United States [[br]] '''U.S. Target:''' 14.0 cases per 100,000 population '''HP2020 Objective IID-30:''' Increase treatment completion rate of all TB patients who are eligible to complete therapy [[br]] '''U.S. Target:''' 93.0 percent '''HP2020 Objective IID-31:''' Increase the percentage of contacts to sputum smear-positive tuberculosis cases who complete treatment after being diagnosed with latent TB infection (LTBI) and initiated treatment for LTBI [[br]] '''U.S. Target:''' 79.0 percent '''HP2020 Objective IID-32:''' Increase the proportion of culture-confirmed TB patients with a positive nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) result reported within 2 days of specimen collection [[br]] '''U.S. Target:''' 77.0 percent '''HP2020 Objective IID-33:''' Increase the proportion of adults with TB who have been tested for HIV [[br]] '''U.S. Target:''' 80.6 percent

How Are We Doing?

In 2018, 18 cases of TB were reported in Utah, the lowest count ever reported. For the five-year period from 2014 to 2018, Utah had an average of 27 cases of TB reported per year. The 2018 TB case rate in Utah was 0.6 per 100,000 persons, a decrease from 0.9 in 2017.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

From 1993 to 2018, the case rate of TB in Utah was an average of 31% of the national rate.

What Is Being Done?

The Prevention, Treatment and Care Program at the Utah Department of Health is charged with reducing the incidence of TB disease through timely reporting and treatment. The Program also provides screening and preventive therapy for those with TB infection. There are 13 local health departments throughout Utah that are the front line of TB case management for the state. Their responsibilities include: * diagnosis of TB infection and active TB disease * treatment of TB infection and active TB disease * ensuring patient adherence to treatment * screening of high-risk populations * coordination/referral * providing culturally-appropriate client education.

Available Services

Contact information for Utah Local Health Departments is given below: Bear River Health Department[[br]] 655 East 1300 North[[br]] Logan, Utah 84341[[br]] Phone: (435) 792-6500 Central Utah Public Health Department[[br]] 70 Westview Drive[[br]] Richfield, Utah 84701[[br]] Phone: (435) 896-5451 Davis County Health Department[[br]] 20 S State St[[br]] Clearfield, Utah 84015[[br]] Phone: (801) 525-5000 Salt Lake County Health Department[[br]] 610 South 200 East [[br]] Salt Lake City, Utah 84111[[br]] Phone: (385) 468-4222 San Juan Public Health[[br]] 735 S 200 West, Suite B[[br]] Blanding, UT 84511[[br]] Phone: (435) 359-0038 Southeast Utah Health Department[[br]] 28 South 100 East[[br]] Price, Utah 84501[[br]] Phone: (435) 637-3671 Southwest Utah Public Health Department[[br]] 620 S 400 East, Ste 400[[br]] St George, Utah 84770[[br]] Phone: (435) 673-3528 Summit County Public Health Department[[br]] 650 Round Valley Drive[[br]] (at Quinns Junction)[[br]] Park City, Utah 84060[[br]] Phone: (435) 333-1500 Tooele County Health Department[[br]] 151 N Main Street[[br]] Tooele, Utah 84074[[br]] Phone: (435) 277-2300 TriCounty Health Department[[br]] 133 S 500 East[[br]] Vernal, Utah 84078[[br]] Phone: (435) 247-1177 Utah County Health Department[[br]] 151 S University Ave[[br]] Provo, Utah 84601[[br]] Phone: (801) 851-7000 Wasatch County Health Department[[br]] 55 South 500 East[[br]] Heber City, Utah 84032[[br]] Phone: (435) 654-2700 Weber-Morgan Health Department[[br]] 477 23rd St[[br]] Ogden, Utah 84401[[br]] Phone: (801) 399-7100
Page Content Updated On 06/28/2019, Published on 07/05/2019
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