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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases:

  • One third of the world’s population is infected with TB.
  • In 2013, 9 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were around 1.5 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
  • TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.

A total of 9,421 TB cases (a rate of 2.96 cases per 100,000 persons) were reported in the United States in 2014. Both the number of TB cases reported and the case rate decreased; this represents a 1.5% and 2.2% decline, respectively, compared to 2013. This is the smallest decline in more than a decade.

For local or county specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program.

Trends in TB (Fact sheet)

Take on TB (Infographic)

National TB Indicators

National TB Indicators: 2013 State Comparison
This report shows key process and outcome measures for TB control programs in the United States. These indicators were selected by CDC in cooperation with partners in state and local health departments. For more information about U.S. TB programs, please visit the
National TB Controllers Association website.

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