Did You Know?

April 9, 2021
Did You Know? Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the US declined by 20% from 2019 to 2020, according to provisional CDC data. This steep decrease is likely due to factors related to the pandemic—such as reduced transmission and undetected cases—and raises concerns about missed or delayed TB diagnoses. Healthcare providers should be alert to signs and symptoms of TB disease and encourage all patients to seek medical care when needed. Timely TB diagnosis prevents the spread of TB disease and saves lives. View the report: https://go.usa.gov/xH3eW

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Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021