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Tuberculosis Data and Surveillance


The TB Surveillance program tracks tuberculosis in Ohio. The information it collects is used to target TB prevention and control efforts. The program maintains a registry of TB cases and suspected cases to ensure that these individuals receive appropriate diagnostic services and treatment. With the emergence of drug-resistant TB, careful monitoring of medications and of the drug-resistant disease is important in curing those infected and in preventing the spread of resistant strains.

Take on TB Ohio

150 TB cases reported in 2021

7,860 cases of TB were reported in the U.S. in 2021

The Ohio TB case rate is 1.3 per 100,000 people

The U.S. TB case rate is 2.4 per 100,000 people

TB is Preventable & Curable

Symptoms of TB include:

  • Cough lasting longer than 3 weeks
  • Chest Pain
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Chills
  • Fever

TB is spread through the air from one person to another. 

TB can happen anywhere & to anyone

To eliminate TB, we must reach the hardest hit populations

  • Foreign-born persons
  • Diabetics
  • Drug and alcohol users

People at increased risk for TB infection should get tested.

Treating latent TB infection prevents TB disease.

Eliminating TB requires a comprehensive approach

  • Testing and treatment of high-risk populations
  • Strong TB programs to find and treat cases
  • Addressing the threat of drug-resistant TB
  • Education of healthcare providers


Tuberculosis (TB) Disease Data

Demographic Breakdown for Ohio and Select Counties: 

Tables presenting data on tuberculosis disease by age, sex and race for Ohio and four select counties, which are Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Hamilton County and Montgomery County.  Special-interest statistics are also available for pediatric tuberculosis cases, foreign-born tuberculosis cases and drug-resistant tuberculosis cases.

Tuberculosis Morbidity by County and Seven Major Cities: 

Table presenting data on tuberculosis disease and disease rates by county and seven cities which are Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown.

Ohio Tuberculosis Cases by County:

Map presenting tuberculosis disease breakdown for Ohio's 88 counties.