Sunday, March 23, 2014

CDC reports- Tuberculosis controlled in US

This comes as good news Tuberculosis is in control in U.S. The rates have decreased in a big way. Further it has been found that the improved screening of the immigrants has helped long way to reduce the incidence of highly contagious lung disease. The primary data from the CDC's National TB Surveillance found less than 9,600 cases registered in the United States in the year 2013. Further it shows a decline from 4.2 percent from 2012 and 3.2 cases per 100,000 people to previous 3.0 per 100,000. One of the activists, Dr. Phil LoBue, acting director of the CDC's division of tuberculosis elimination explains, “Tuberculosis continues to decline in the United States, and we are at the lowest number of cases since we have been tracking it. We still have a long way to go to reach elimination. We are making progress, but we still have a long way to go.”

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