TB Skin Testing Requirement for Non-U.S. Residents and Students Participating in Study Abroad Programs in High Risk Areas

Carroll University is now requiring a TB skin test or Quantiferon TB blood test for non-U.S. residents and students participating in study abroad programs in high risk areas. The University established a screening requirement to prevent the spread of TB among college residents, and to avoid secondary transmission to the community.

Where can I get my TB skin test or TB blood test done?

When can I get my TB skin test or TB blood test done?

What is the cost of the TB skin Test or blood test?

What do I do if the TB skin test is positive?

If I have had a positive TB skin test in the past, should I have another TB skin test?

Questions?

Call or stop by and talk to the nurse practitioner in the Student Health Center 262-524-7233, located in the lower level of New Hall near the Oak Room.

APPENDIX A

High-incidence areas are defined as countries with an annual incidence of TB disease of greater than or equal to 20 cases per 100,000 population. Most countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, and South America are included in this group. See below for a current list of High and low-incidence countries, as identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Observatory. (Source: World Health Organization Global Health Observatory, Tuberculosis Incidence 2010 and American College Health Association http://www.acha.org/Publications/docs/ACHA_Tuberculosis_Screening_Apr2012.pdf)

For future updates, refer to http://apps.who.int/ghodata

“High Incidence” areas are countries with incidence rates of ≥ 20 cases per 100,000 population.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

“Low Incidence” areas are defined as areas with reported or estimated incidence of <20 cases per 100,000 population

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Finland, France, French Polynesia Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, West Bank and Gaza Strip

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