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According to new provisional TB data for 2019, TB cases have declined for the fourth consecutive year – with 8,920 cases. However, the data also highlight the need to strengthen U.S. TB control efforts.
Historically, U.S. health care personnel were at increased risk for latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease from occupational exposures, but recent data suggest that this is no longer the case. CDC and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association have updated the 2005 CDC recommendations for testing health care personnel.
CDC released updated recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for treatment of latent TB infection. The updated recommendations support expanded use of an effective, shorter, treatment regimen to reach even more people with latent TB infection.
Preliminary data show that while TB case counts reached a record low in 2017, the rate of decline is too slow to eliminate TB during this century.
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis is a major health threat globally. Nearly half a million MDR TB cases are estimated to occur worldwide annually, including cases that are extensively drug-resistant (XDR).