World TB Day

March 24, 2016 – Latest National Tuberculosis Trends

After two decades of progress toward tuberculosis (TB) elimination in the United States, preliminary data from CDC’s National Tuberculosis Surveillance System reveal TB incidence leveled off at approximately 3.0 new cases per 100,000 people from 2013 to 2015.

After years of decline, TB incidence among people born in the United States has held steady at 1.2 new cases per 100,000 people from 2013 to 2015. TB incidence declined from 2013 to 2015 among people in America who were born in other countries (from 15.6 new cases per 100,000 to 15.1 new cases per 100,000).

Resuming progress toward TB elimination in the United States will require intensification of efforts both in the U.S. and globally, including increasing U.S. efforts to detect and treat latent TB infection and strengthening systems to interrupt TB transmission in the U.S.



Page last reviewed: March 24, 2016