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2001 Surveillance Slides

Reported TB Cases
United States, 1981 - 2001

Tuberculosis in the United States
Slide 2: Reported TB Cases, United States, 1981-2001. The resurgence of TB in the mid- 1980s was marked by several years of slightly increasing case counts followed by a substantial rise for several years. The total number of TB cases peaked in 1992. From 1992 until 2001, the total number of TB cases decreased 5%-7% annually, and 2001 marks the ninth year of decline in the total number of TB cases reported in the United States since the peak of the resurgence. In 2001, a total of 15,989 TB cases were reported from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This represents a 2% decrease from 2000 and a 40% decline from 1992.


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