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Binational TB Referral Program
Programa Binacional de Referencia de TB

CureTB: Binational TB Referral Program

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CureTB: Binational TB Referral Program

For more information phone 619-542-4013 or send us an email.

Select the link below to view a video of the California/Baja California MDR-TB Project:

Respirando Nueva Vida - Breathing New Life

CureTB is a referral program for tuberculosis patients and their contacts who travel between the United States and Mexico. Services are available to all patients and providers from all over the United States and Mexico. This program provides direct guidance for patients and facilitates the exchange of information between health care providers in the US and Mexico.

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CureTB Referral Program

The CureTB program facilitates and supports the continuity of care for active tuberculosis cases and their contacts who travel between the United States and Mexico, facilitates the exchange of information between health care providers from both countries and provides guidance and education to patients and/or their contacts about their tuberculosis risk and need for diagnostic or treatment services.

What Does CureTB Do?

  • Referral and follow-up of suspected and verified tuberculosis cases
  • Referral/notification of contacts
  • Referrals for source case finding
  • Past history requests

What CureTB Does Not Do

  • Does not provide medications
  • Does not provide direct services to patients (medical consultation, laboratory, transportation)
  • Does not ship materials or medications to patients

Types of Referrals

  • Tuberculosis Cases and Suspects - Patients with verified tuberculosis are referred to local health jurisdictions in the US or Mexico for initiation or continuation of treatment and follow-up. Patients suspected of active tuberculosis are referred for additional evaluation and/or for initiation/continuation of treatment. Read more
  • Notification of Contacts - Contacts to verified, infectious cases and to patients in whom there is high suspicion of infectiousness are notified to the local health jurisdictions where they reside in the US or Mexico. Read more
  • Source Case Finding - Requests for the search of an active case who may have infected patients currently under investigation for tuberculosis are submitted to local health jurisdictions in the US or Mexico. Read more
  • Past History Requests - Requests for patients' past medical histories pertaining to tuberculosis are submitted to the local health jurisdictions where they resided in the US or Mexico. Read more
  • LTBI Treatment - Treatment for Latent TB Infection. Read more

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For more information phone 619-542-4013 or send us an email.