New TB Cases Decline for 20th Consecutive Year

Texas, California, New York, and Florida accounted for about half of new cases of tuberculosis  (TB) in 2012.

The 2012 rate decreased 6.1 percent last year  from 2011, representing the consecutive 20th year of decline, according to provisional TB surveillance data reported to CDC’s National Tuberculosis Surveillance System in the current edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The 2012 incidence of fewer than 10,000 cases reached an all-time low of 3.2 cases per 100,000 people, according to the report.

 

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