U.S. tuberculosis rates hit all-time low, CDC says

03/22/2012 | Reuters

The number of tuberculosis cases in the U.S. dropped 6.4% last year to 10,521, or 3.4 cases per 100,000 people, CDC officials announced on Thursday. The agency found that TB rates were 12 times higher among foreign-born people. More than half of those cases originated in Mexico, the Philippines, India, China and Vietnam.

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