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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Public Health Nurse, 509-962-7515
The KCPHD clinic provides tuberculin skin testing, diagnosis of tuberculosis infection and active disease,
and referral to a primary care provider for further treatment if necessary. Some types of jobs require
TB testing. The cost of a tuberculin skin test is $73, but many people qualify for a reduced fee based
on income. For Appointments: (509) 962-7515
TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs,
but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated
properly, TB disease can be fatal.
TB is spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put
into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes,
speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.
TB is NOT spread by:
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest diseases:
A total of 9,945 TB cases (a rate of 3.24 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in the United States
in 2012. Both the number of TB cases reported and the case rate decreased; this represents a 5% and
6.14% decline, respectively, compared to 2011.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.