TITLE

California TB Cases Increase as Nationwide TB Cases Decrease; More Cases Seen in 28 Local Areas; American Lung Association of California Cautions Against Relaxing Prevention Efforts on World TB Day, March 24

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;3/24/2004, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although tuberculosis (TB) cases dropped 1.4 percent nationwide, cases have increased 1.9 percent in California, with increases seen in 28 local areas. As public health advocates worldwide prepare to mark March 24 as World TB Day, the American Lung Association of California calls on the State of California to avert a resurgence of TB in this state by increasing funding for TB prevention and control efforts. One hundred years after the American Lung Association was formed out of public health necessity to control TB, the battle is still not won, said Barbara Cole, a volunteer board member of the American Lung Association of California and chair of its Tuberculosis Technical Advisory Group.
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12648961

 

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