Trends in Tuberculosis -- United States, 2010

Pratt, R.; Price, S.; Miramontes, R.; Navin, T.; Abraham, B. K.
March 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p333
The article shows the recent developments in the tuberculosis (TB) outbreak and control in 2010. There were overall number of 11,181 TB cases notified in the U.S., wherein the rate is at 3.6 cases a 100,000 people. However, foreign-born U.S. citizens who contracted TB had grown to 11 times higher than their U.S.-born counterparts, wherein Latino, African Americans, and Asian Americans who are infected by the disease increased to 7, 8, and 25 times higher, respectively, than their foreign Caucasian counterparts.


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