World TB Day
March 23, 2017 – Latest analysis of tuberculosis trends in US indicates progress is slow
In advance of World TB Day, March 24, CDC has released preliminary national TB surveillance data for 2016. While TB remains under control in the United States, our progress is not enough to eliminate TB in the near future, or even this century. Accelerating progress toward TB elimination will require an intensified dual approach.
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An annual decline in the number of TB cases in the United States was seen beginning in 1993 until 2015 when the case count increased.
Preliminary 2016 data indicate a slight decline in reported TB cases (9,287), a slight decrease from 2015. However, more needs to be done to achieve TB elimination.