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2003 Surveillance Slides

Primary MDR TB

United States, 1993-2003

Slide 20: Primary MDR TB, United States, 1993-2003
Slide 20: Primary MDR TB, United States, 1993-2003.  This graph focuses on trends in primary MDR TB (based on initial isolates from persons with no prior history of TB) in the United States from 1993 through 2003.  The number of MDR TB cases, represented by bars, steadily declined from 410 in 1993 to 113 in 2001, then increased to 124 in 2002, and then decreased to 90 cases in 2003.  Primary MDR TB, shown by the line, decreased from 2.5% in 1993 to 1.0% each year during 1998-2001, increased to 1.2% in 2002, and decreased to 0.9% in 2003.  


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