CDC: TB cases in the U.S. decline to an all-time low

03/24/2011 | HealthDay News

A CDC study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found the number of U.S. tuberculosis cases fell 3.9% from 2009 to 2010, hitting a record low. But researchers said compared with whites, TB rates were seven and eight times higher for Hispanics and blacks, respectively, and 25 times higher for Asians. People born outside the U.S. also had a TB rate 11 times higher than those born in the U.S., according to the report.

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