2017 State and City TB Report
Elimination of TB is defined as reducing TB disease incidence in the United States to less than 1 case per million persons per year. Therefore, measuring the number of new cases occurring each year remains the best overall indicator of progress toward TB elimination. In 2017, overall TB incidence in the United States was 2.8 TB cases (including U.S.-born and non-U.S.–born persons) per 100,000 persons (28 per million). Overall, TB incidence slightly declined from 2016 to 2017; however, the nation has not yet achieved the 2020 national target of <1.4 TB cases per 100,000 (Figure 1image icon and Figure 2image icon).
3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2017. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2018.