Tuberculosis tests cut back in Ford and Iroquois Counties

Tuberculosis tests cut back in Ford and Iroquois Counties

Health officials in Ford and Iroquois Counties are cutting back on testing for Tuberculosis due to a national shortage of a product used to conduct the tests.

The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department said even though the shortage of Tubersol is considered temporary, the group will, for now, only test those who are considered a priority.  That includes people who are in contact with someone who has Tuberculosis, have a weak immune system or are showing Tuberculosis symptoms.

Meanwhile, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District said it's not affected by the Tubersol shortage.

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