In the wake of a new statewide approach to "eliminate tuberculosis," teams of professionals were out in Jacksonville on Tuesday testing for the airborne disease.
The Duval County Health Department has deployed five teams to perform the free tests.
On Tuesday afternoon, there were stations set up at Hemming Plaza downtown.
It's part of a statewide investigation that's targeting at least 2,100 people whom the Health Department considers "potential TB contacts."
The main focus is on the homeless population, because for them, getting tested regularly may be difficult.
"This is a fantastic thing," said Charline Burkhalter, who's homeless. "A lot of people out here can't afford beer or cigarettes, let alone go get HIV or a TB test."
So far, there have been 42 cases of tuberculosis reported in Duval County and nearly 300 statewide.