The LaSalle County Health Department Tuberculosis (TB) Program focuses on both the prevention and control of tuberculosis in LaSalle County.

Tuberculosis is a disease that spreads from person to person through the air. Germs enter the air when a person with TB of the lung coughs, sneezes, laughs, or sings. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs but it can also affect other parts of the body such as the brain, kidneys, or spine.

Map of Illinois Tuberculosis Case Rates (PDF)

Mantoux TB skin testing is available without an appointment Monday , TUesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. No testing is done on Thursday. No physician order is required. There is a fee of $20 for a One Step and $35 for a Two Step.

Printed tuberculosis information is available. LaSalle County Health Department (LCHD) can also provide group presentations on tuberculosis. For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact the LaSalle County Health Department.