Decreasing incidence of Tuberculosis

In 2018, a total of 9,029 new tuberculosis cases were reported in the United States, representing a 0.7% decrease from 2017.

This report summarizes provisional TB surveillance data reported to CDC's National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTSS) through 2018.

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Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of infection-related death worldwide. In 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared TB to be a global public health emergency.
The image below depicts typical radiographic findings on a patient with tuberculosis.