Drug Resistant TB Now Less Common In The U.S.

November 13, 2008

Over the past 15-years, drug-resistant tuberculosis has declined in the U.S.<br /> .....Washington (ChattahBox) – Over the past 15-years, drug-resistant tuberculosis has declined in the U.S.

Tuberculosis or TB is a huge threat around the world, but is now much less of a threat in the U.S.

Drug-resistant strains of TB are becoming more common around the world, but less common within the U.S.

Between 1993 to 2007, 83 cases of drug-resistant TB were confirmed.

The cases in the year 1993 were at 18, compared to only 2 in 2007 showing a huge decline overall.


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