Tuberculosis Rates in The United States

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Tuberculosis rates in the United States reached an all-time low in 2006, though progress to eliminate TB continued to slow.


Drug-resistant tuberculosis, including extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, presents significant challenges to treatment and control of the disease in the United States and abroad. Tuberculosis continues to have a significant and unacceptable impact on minorities and immigrant communities in the United States.

Blacks and Hispanics have tuberculosis rates that are about eight times higher than that of whites, and the rate for Asians is more than 21 times that of whites. Foreign-born individuals living in the United States have nearly 10 times the rate of TB as those born in the United States.

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