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Information on Kentucky TB Data

Kentucky TB data are collected via the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System by all local health departments.   All confirmed cases of TB meet the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists case definition

Kentucky conducts enhanced surveillance on all suspected cases of TB.  While suspected cases of TB are not reportable in the U.S., Kentucky presents this data in an additional report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a suspected case of TB as a person for whom there is a high suspicion for active TB (e.g., known contact with an active TB case or showing signs or symptoms consistent with TB) who is currently under evaluation for TB disease.

Disclaimer: All TB-related data are considered preliminary until finalized and released by CDC. Finalization of yearly data typically occurs late the following year (e.g., 2018 TB case data should be finalized in late 2019). All reports clearly identify whether the included data is preliminary or final in the heading of each page. 

Kentucky's preliminary 2018 case data and reports are in development and will be added to this web page as soon as they are available.


How to Calculated the Burden of TB for Annual Facility Risk Assessments

Review the following metrics to assess the true burden of TB at your facility and assist with the completion of annual facility risk assessments:

  1. Annual TB case rates for your county or district
  2. Annual TB case rates for surrounding counties
  3. Annual TB case rates for other counties served by your facility (i.e., patient catchment area)
  4. Annual suspected cases of TB
  5. Five-year average TB incidence
  6. Ten-year average TB incidence

Tuberculosis In The United States

For national-level information, see the latest CDC data on reported TB in the US.