The mission of the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program is to eliminate TB disease in Iowa. The TB Control Program collaborates with clinicians and local public health agencies (LPHAs) to minimize the spread of TB in Iowa by promoting effective diagnosis and treatment for persons afflicted with TB infection or disease.

Basic TB Facts

TB Survivors Video

This video includes two Iowans who share their story of survival against one of one of society’s most deadly diseases, TB. On average, Iowa reports 46 cases of active TB and more than 1,100 cases of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) each year. Frontline clinicians and other health care workers are critical to identifying, diagnosing, treating and curing Iowans with TB.  

TB Survivor Video

Contact Information

Data & Statistics

The Iowa TB Control Program publishes aggregate data on active TB cases annually. The total number of cases in the state by county, and incidence rate for the state and counties are available below.

Commonly Used Links

TB Administrative Rules

The TB Control Program worked extensively on rule changes with the Bureau of Substance Abuse and Department of Inspections and Appeals which are consistent with published recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of TB Elimination. The rules provide uniform TB screening, testing, and serial testing procedures for health care workers (HCWs) and residents of licensed health care and substance abuse facilities.

For most hospitals and health care facilities, the new rules will diminish the frequency of serial testing of HCWs while assuring that Iowa’s HCWs are properly screened and evaluated for TB infection and disease.

Code Citations

Substance Abuse/Problem Gambling Program

 641 IAC 155 PDF

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA)

For questions regarding enforcement of DIA TB Rules, contact DIA at 515.281.4115 or complete the department's contact form.

481 IAC 59

Reporting Requirements

Iowa Code 139A requires laboratories and health care providers to report suspected or confirmed cases of M. tuberculosis.

Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 641.1

For questions regarding enforcement of DHS Child Care Provider TB Testing Rules please contact Ms. Ryan Page at: or 515-281-7714

DHS TB Rules Citations