Tuberculosis cases hit record low in U.S.

03/21/2013 | Reuters · National Public Radio

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.

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