Global & Disaster Medicine

World TB Day — March 24, 2019.

World TB Day — March 24, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:257. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6811a1.

“…..In 2018, a provisional total of 9,029 TB cases were reported in the United States (incidence = 2.8 cases per 100,000 persons) (1), a decline from the 9,094 cases reported in 2017 and the lowest number of cases on record in the United States since reporting began in 1953. Increased diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection remains essential to eliminating TB in the United States.

Worldwide, an estimated 10 million cases of TB were reported in 2017, a decline of 1.8% from 2016. Approximately 1.57 million persons died from TB in 2017, a 3.9% decrease from 2016….”


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