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A report in 2010 indicated that an estimated 27,900 people in Uganda are killed by TB each year ranking the country at 18th of the most affected 22 countries in the world. About 100.000 people get infected with TB annually. In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked the Ministry of Health to declare a national emergency due to the increasing TB infections. Uganda is not alone in their fight against this disease. Nearly every country of the world is affected by this disease.


"TB" is short for tuberculosis. TB disease 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 active TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected


When the Center for Disease Control (CDC) wanted to develop a simple but effective tool for combatting and treating Tuberculosis, they contacted Loomis Sales Corporation. With nearly 30 years of custom plastic and screen printing manufacturing experience, we spent five years researching and refining the TB ruler. Now recognized globally as the best way to measure for TB, the design we developed has been imitated by many, but the people behind this now-standard equipment are still here at Loomis Sales.

Available in “Flat” and “Caliper ” styles, this TB ruler is the result of nearly five years of research and development. The flat ruler is the most basic of the two, as users both measure and record the results. The caliper ruler comes in two parts which slides inside itself allowing the user to measure and set exactly what is measured without needing to record the results separately in the exam room.

Loomis caliper tb ruler
Loomis flat tb ruler
Because of its ease of use, many CDC nurses prefer the caliper style ruler because it allows them to measure, set it aside, and continue to care for their patient without interruption. Others still prefer the more basic flat ruler which is available in both generic and custom-branded styles using graphics provided by the customer.

If you are not sure which style is right for you, feel free to call us at Loomis Sales and we can help you make the right decision. And to make your order more convenient, we accept credit cards (Visa/MC).
Whether you choose the flat or the caliper style, the Loomis TB rulers remain the only certified CDC TB rulers available.

Please contact us below for pricing or questions. I look forward to serving you in the future.