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TB skin testing restarts in clinics statewide

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has acquired an adequate supply of purified protein derivative (PPD) solution used for tuberculosis (TB) skin testing and resumed providing the tuberculin skin test (TST) in all DOH TB clinics statewide Monday, July 15, 2013. Availability of TB test solution is returning to normal throughout Hawaii and the […]

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DHS implements Emergency Rules for Health Standards

MEDIA RELEASE In the wake of a severe nationwide shortage of Tubersol and Aplisol, the purified protein derivative solutions (PPD) used in tuberculosis skin test examinations, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing Emergency Rules Relating to Evidence of Health Standards, effective May 20, 2013, for child care facilities licensed or registered by […]

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The state of Hawai‘i has the highest TB case rate in the nation. In 2009, the rate was 9.1 cases for every
100,000 people. There were 118 new cases of active TB disease in Hawai‘i reported to DOH, with O‘ahu
reporting the highest number of TB cases in the state.

Department of Health observes World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, 2010

The state of Hawai‘i has the highest TB case rate in the nation. In 2009, the rate was 9.1 cases for every 100,000 people. There were 118 new cases of active TB disease in Hawai‘i reported to DOH, with O‘ahu reporting the highest number of TB cases in the state.

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