MMWR Media Summary
Tuberculosis – United States, 2019
Provisional 2019 data from CDC’s national tuberculosis (TB) surveillance system show the lowest number of TB cases in the United States on record, but the pace of decline has slowed in recent years. TB cases declined 1.1% between 2018 and 2019 (from 9,021 to 8,920 cases), while TB rates declined 1.6% (from 2.8 to 2.7 cases/100,000 persons). TB elimination requires maintaining and strengthening current TB control priorities while expanding targeted testing and treatment for high-risk persons with longstanding, untreated latent TB infection. CDC is working with public health partners and primary care providers to encourage testing and treatment for latent TB infection as a routine and integral part of healthcare for at-risk patients.
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