World TB Day
March 22, 2018 – Latest analysis of tuberculosis trends shows continued decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing.
New preliminary data released today by CDC show tuberculosis (TB) cases declining in the U.S, but at a rate too slowly to eliminate TB during this century. In 2017, 9,093 new cases of TB were reported in the U.S, a 1.8 percent drop from the prior year. However, the current TB rate (2.8 cases per 100,000 persons) remains at levels 28 times higher than the TB elimination target rate.
Below are audio clips featuring NCHHSTP Director Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH. To save the audio clip, right-click the audio clip link and select the “Save as…” option.