3/21/2014

Tuberculosis incidence in the U.S. has reached an all-time low, down from 3.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2012 to 3.0 per 100,000 last year, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Increased screening may have helped save $15 million in annual health costs. Foreign-born people are 13 times more likely to be diagnosed with TB than native-born Americans, the CDC said. California, Florida, New York and Texas accounted for more than half of the fewer than 9,600 TB cases in 2013.

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