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- One in 54 children were identified with autism in 2016, based on data collected on 8-year-old children across 11 US communities.
- Early detection of autism is improving: the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism who received their first developmental evaluation by age 36 months increased from 74% in 2014 to 84% in 2016.
- Healthcare providers can implement CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program to increase developmental screening and surveillance and help identify children with developmental disabilities earlier to allow for early intervention.
- New CDC provisional 2019 data reported 8,920 tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States, the lowest number on record, but the pace of decline has slowed.
- Eliminating TB requires diagnosing and treating every case of TB disease and preventing future cases through expanded testing and treatment for people with latent TB infection.
- Healthcare providers are encouraged to use TB blood tests and prescribe shorter treatment regimens for latent TB infection to prevent TB disease.
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