TB Manual Chapter 2: Surveillance outlines the importance of surveillance in tuberculosis (TB) control and prevention. It discusses the report of suspect and confirmed cases of TB and the required data collection necessary to do so. Local health departments are required to send reports to the Ohio TB Program, including the Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis (RVCT) forms which are then entered into the Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS). These are entered by the local TB control unit and the ODH TB Program then transferred electronically to the CDC. This chapter also outlines the state TB program’s computerized TB registry as well as the use and importance of genotyping.
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