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2005 Surveillance Slides

Primary MDR TB

United States, 1993–2005

Slide 20: Primary MDR TB, United States, 1993-2005
Slide 20. Primary MDR TB, United States, 1993–2005. 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 2005. The number of MDR TB cases, represented by bars, steadily declined from 410 in 1993 to 115 in 2001. Since then the total number of MDR TB cases has fluctuated from 91 to 125 cases, with 95 cases reported for 2005. Primary MDR TB, shown by the line, decreased from 2.5% in 1993 to approximately 1.0% in 1997, and remained at this level up to and including 2005.


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