Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC

March 19, 2015 6:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As health officials in Kansas struggle with an outbreak of tuberculosis at a local high school, federal officials reported Thursday that the annual decline in U.S. cases is slowing.

In 2014, there were slightly more than 9,400 TB cases in the United States, a rate of three cases per 100,000 people. That's about 2 percent lower than the TB rate in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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