Tuberculosis Screening

Required Screening per Missouri Law

The State of Missouri now requires that all college and university new students and employees undergo screening questionnaire for tuberculosis (see Senate Bill 197 for full legislation). Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Fontbonne University’s initial tuberculosis screening questionnaire will determine if actual blood testing is necessary for you. In compliance with Senate Bill 197, any student that does not complete the tuberculosis screening questionnaire within the first six weeks of his or her first academic semester will find that a registration hold has been placed on his or her student account, preventing him or her from registering for future classes. Any employee that does not complete the tuberculosis screening questionnaire at the beginning of employment will face probation until compliant, though failure to complete the requirements during the probationary period may result in termination of employment.

What Is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that can spread through the lymph nodes and bloodstream to any organ in your body, but is most often found in the lungs. While most people who are exposed to tuberculosis never develop symptoms, because the bacteria can live in an inactive form in the body, tuberculosis bacteria can become active. In an active state, tuberculosis bacteria cause death of tissue in the organs they infect and can be fatal if left untreated.

See the CDC: Tuberculosis for more information.

Tuberculosis Resources

AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION: TUBERCULOSIS

Find information regarding tuberculosis screening, as well as a frequently asked questions forum.

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL: TUBERCULOSIS

Find extensive information about what tuberculosis is, current screening processes, and treatment information.

ECDPC: EUROPEAN TUBERCULOSIS SURVEILLANCE NETWORK

From the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, find TB surveillance reports from from all 53 countries belonging to the WHO European Region, including 30 EU/EEA Member States.

GO ASK ALICE

Find answers to frequently asked questions (or ask your own) from this site run by Columbia University’s Health Center.

HEALTHFINDER

Find additional information related to tuberculosis, including frequently asked questions and TB prevention.

STOP TP PARTNERSHIP

Find a network of donors, nations, and organizations committed to eliminating TB around the world.

TB & OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) STANDARDS

Find “OSHA standards, Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to tuberculosis”.

WEBMD

Find an online support community with wealth of information related to health concerns and management tools.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: TB

Find additional information and resources related to the prevention and treatment of TB, including global surveillance reports, a frequently asked questions section, and an extensive TB topics index.

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