Assessment of Declines in Reported Tuberculosis Cases -- Georgia and Pennsylvania, 2009

Johnson, C. C.; Newbern, E. C.; Dickman, B.; Dettinger, L.; Waller, K.; Sales, R.; Mitruka, K.; Magee, E.; Grant, J.; Manangan, L.; Yelk-Woodruff, R.; Ershova, J.; Metchock, B.; Bedell, D.; Avant, W.; Dohony, D.; Cropper, T.C.; Haddad, M.; Jones, J.; Rosen, T.
March 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p338
The article tests the notified tuberculosis case reductions in the U.S. states of Georgia and Pennsylvania in 2009. The Georgia State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System provided data from 43 out of 92 licensed private facilities in Georgia, while Pennsylvania version of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System gathered data from 131 out of 161 in laboratories based in Pennsylvania. Georgia declined its cases to 415 out of 619 while Pennsylvania cases were reduced to 236 of 2,030.


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