March 2016

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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March 25, 2016
  • After 20 years of annual declines in reported tuberculosis (TB) cases, progress toward TB elimination in the United States appears to have stalled.
  • Not everyone infected with TB bacteria is sick; millions of US residents have latent TB infection and could become sick with TB disease at some point in their lives.
  • Resources for providers, patients, and TB programs can strengthen efforts to diagnose, treat, and ultimately eliminate TB disease and latent TB infections.
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  • People who receive medical care can get serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which can lead to sepsis or death.
  • In certain kinds of hospitals, 1 in 4 HAIs are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are urgent and serious threats to health.
  • Healthcare professionals should adopt critical actions with every patient every time to prevent HAIs and stop the spread of antibiotic resistance.


Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: March 25, 2016