Tuberculosis Program

The mission of Wayne County Public Health’s Tuberculosis (TB) program is to provide surveillance, control and prevention of TB in Wayne County. New York State Public Health Law and the State Sanitary Code require reporting of all suspected and confirmed TB cases to the local health department where a person resides.

What is Tuberculosis?

TB is a communicable disease. It is an airborne bacterium meaning that it spreads through the air by coughing, sneezing and exhalations of someone who has active TB. Normally tuberculosis infects the lungs, but it can also infect other parts of the body.

Identifying Tuberculosis

The first step in identifying if you have TB is to have a Tuberculosis Skin Test (TST). Many Employers require annual TST screenings. Wayne County Public Health provides Tuberculosis Skin Testing (TST) clinics every Monday (except holidays) from 9am to 11am, walk-ins welcome.

TB clinics providing TB testing and lung clinics are scheduled monthly at our Nye Road office. For more information and clinic dates and times please call us at (315)946-5749

The Tuberculosis Program is coordinated by:

Veronica Lafave-Boughton, RN

(315) 946-5749

Dr. Deirdre Colgan, Pulmonologist

TB Medical Consultant

Tuberculosis Infographic

Contact the program coordinator if you are interested in more information about this topic, such as educational materials, presentations, and resources.