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Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office 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.

March 22, 2013

  • In 2012, more than 9,000 people became sick with tuberculosis (TB) disease in the United States.
  • March 24 is World TB Day, raising awareness of this infectious disease and the need to improve testing and treatment among high-risk populations.
  • CDC offers free TB educational materials and TB Personal Stories that highlight experiences of people treated for this life-threatening disease.

August 24, 2012

  • CDC just updated the NCHHSTP Atlas with viral hepatitis and TB surveillance data.
  • You can create interactive maps and charts, and view data trends over time and location for HIV, AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, viral hepatitis, and TB.
  • You can also download the Atlas buttons for your websites and view a video tutorial on key features.

March 23, 2012

  • Today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with tuberculosis (TB).
  • TB rates in the United States are declining, yet nearly 9 million people around the world still get sick with TB disease each year.
  • Local coalitions in many states are convening activities related to World TB Day; contact your state TB control office to learn more and get involved.

January 20, 2012

  • CDC released new guidelines to keep HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis data safe, secure, and confidential.
  • Ensuring common standards for data security and confidentiality allows programs to use and share data more effectively, which can improve the delivery of prevention and care services.
  • You can find more information on how program collaboration and service integration is being implemented in six state and local jurisdictions.

March 25, 2011

  • More than 9 million people around the world become sick with tuberculosis (TB) disease each year, with almost 2 million deaths worldwide.
  • TB rates in the United States are declining, but more needs to be done to prevent and eliminate this disease.
  • Together we can reduce the overall burden and eliminate TB in the United States. Contact your State TB Control Office to learn how you can help eliminate TB in your state.

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 They may become outdated over time.

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