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"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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March 22, 2013

  • In 2012, more than 9,000 people became sick with tuberculosis (TB) disease in the United States.
  • March 24 is World TB Day, raising awareness of this infectious disease and the need to improve testing and treatment among high-risk populations.
  • CDC offers free TB educational materials and TB Personal Stories that highlight experiences of people treated for this life-threatening disease.

August 24, 2012

March 23, 2012

  • Today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with tuberculosis (TB).
  • TB rates in the United States are declining, yet nearly 9 million people around the world still get sick with TB disease each year.
  • Local coalitions in many states are convening activities related to World TB Day; contact your state TB control office to learn more and get involved.

January 20, 2012

  • CDC released new guidelines to keep HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis data safe, secure, and confidential.
  • Ensuring common standards for data security and confidentiality allows programs to use and share data more effectively, which can improve the delivery of prevention and care services.
  • You can find more information on how program collaboration and service integration is being implemented in six state and local jurisdictions.

March 25, 2011

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  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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