The number of tuberculosis cases dropped 6.1% to 9,951 in 2012, declining for the 20th consecutive year to the lowest rate since reporting began 1953, CDC researchers said. Multidrug-resistant strains made up 1.6% of cases in 2011. Approximately half of cases were reported in California, Texas, New York and Florida. The findings appear in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Tuberculosis cases hit record low in U.S.
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