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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.
Tuberculosis continues to decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing – March 22, 2018
Preliminary 2017 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, 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.
Latest analysis of TB trends in US indicates progress is slow – March 23, 2017
New preliminary data of tuberculosis cases in the United States indicates progress is too slow to eliminate TB in this century.
CDC Statement on USPSTF Latent TB Screening Recommendation – September 6, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation encouraging providers to test for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk.
Progress Slows as CDC and Public Health Partners Steer the U.S. Towards TB Elimination – March 19, 2015
In advance of World TB Day, CDC released preliminary national surveillance data for 2014 that reaffirms TB control is working, but also suggests progress is slowing, which is a reminder that TB should not be underestimated.
Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “Decades-old Tools No Match for Today’s Drug-Resistant TBExternal“ – August 11, 2014
- TB cases and rates declined slightly between 2015 and 2016 by -2.7% and -3.4% respectively, this progress is too slow to eliminate TB in this century
- TB continues to occur in every state and region in the U.S. with a 2016 incidence rate of 2.9 new cases per 100,000 people
- The nation’s TB elimination goal is less than one case per million people. Currently, there are 29 cases per million people in the US.
Philip LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP
Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
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