TB is Still Here

March 23, 2023 – New CDC Data Show U.S. Cases Increased Again in 2022

Preliminary TB data show that the number of U.S. TB disease cases increased by 5% in 2022 to 8,300 cases, but did not return to pre-pandemic levels. The data signal a rebound in cases following the pandemic, and show considerable increases among some groups, including children aged 4 and under, people who are incarcerated, and people from some racial and ethnic groups. CDC is calling on healthcare providers and communities disproportionately affected by TB to Test. Treat TB.


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Reported TB Cases and TB Rates in the U.S., 2012-2022

A combined bar and line chart showing TB cases and rates from 2012 to 2022, with both dropping in 2020 and rebounding to just below pre-pandemic (2019) levels in 2022.


Casos Notificados Y Tasas De TB En Los EE. UU., 2012-2022

Un diagrama de barras muestra que los casos notificados y tasas de enfermedad de tuberculosis disminuyeron entre el 2012 y el 2020 (excepto en el 2015) y aumentaron entre el 2020 y el 2022, pero no volvieron a los niveles de antes de la pandemia.