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!
- 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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