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Nationwide Aplisol and Tubersol Shortage

LENOIR, NC (July 12, 2019) — The Caldwell County Health Department would like to inform you there is a nationwide shortage of Aplisol and Tubersol which are used for the tuberculosis (TB) skin test screenings. The health department will notify the public when the shortage has been resolved. Until it is resolved, please review the latest NC TB program measures.

The health department is implementing screening questionnaires that will be completed by public health nurses to determine if additional testing is needed. If determined that no additional testing is needed at that time, a copy of the questionnaire will be given to the patient.

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. The bacteria that causes tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air by coughing or sneezing.

For more information, please call 828-426-8415