Tuberculosis Testing

Dear Guam Club Participants:

County of San Diego, TB Control (TBC) and Sons & Daughters of Guam Club, Inc. (Guam Club) are working together because we have been informed that you may have potentially been in contact with an individual who has tuberculosis (TB).  If you participated in social/community activities located at 334 Willie James Jones Ave., San Diego, CA 92102 between the dates from August 2, 2018 to November 30, 2018, we recommend that you receive TB test(s). TB is a serious disease that is spread through the air from person to person.  

Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss.  For individuals with symptoms of TB, or who are immune-compromised, it is important that they see their medical provider to rule-out TB.  Please read the enclosed form TB-450e: TUBERCULOSIS Get the Facts!  It will answer many of your questions.  

Individuals with a documented (current or past history) of a “positive” TB reading result will be required to get a chest x-ray within 5 days of notice to make sure they do not have active disease.  Individuals with a positive TB test result and a normal chest x-ray are advised to be evaluated by a medical provider for treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) to reduce the risk of developing TB disease in the future.

A “negative” result usually indicates that the person is not infected with the TB bacteria.  However, it may take 8 to 10 weeks after exposure for a test to be positive. Therefore, a follow-up test may be required.

TBC staff will provide a TB Health Presentation: January 8, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. located at the Sons and Daughters of Guam Club 334 Willie James Jones Ave. San Diego, CA 92102. 

For your convenience, Public Health Staff has made arrangements for screening at no cost to identified individuals at the Guam Club on 

Baseline test:  January 8, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. 
Follow-up test:  January 29, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.  

TB test and chest x-rays may also be obtained from your medical provider.  If you choose to go to your medical provider, please give this letter along with the enclosed TB-130 & TB-265 Testing & Treatment Recommendation for Individual Exposed to Active TB Disease forms to your medial provider and ask that a written report of the test results be faxed to County of San Diego TB Control, attention: Dayna Zarate, Communicable Disease Investigator (CDI) at fax # (619) 692-5650 or by email at Dayna.Zarate@sdcounty.ca.gov. 

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to protect your health and the health of our community.  If you or your physician has any questions, please call Dayna, CDI at 619-692-8831 or Lorena Gonzalez-Fabiny, Supervising CDI at (619) 692-8292.

Sincerely,

Lorena Gonzalez-Fabiny

Click on the following link for official documents.

http://www.guamclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TB-Notification.pdf

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