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Mar 24, 2011

Mar 24, 2011

US TB rate down, but elimination still distant

(CIDRAP News) – The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States dropped almost 4% last year to its lowest level since 1953, but the nation still fell well short of a long-standing goal of eliminating the disease by 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.