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Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis, 2000

Chapter 3
Epidemiology of TB in the United States

Study Questions

Answers to these questions can be found in the text.

  1. List four factors that contributed to the increase in reported TB cases from 1985 through 1992.
  2. How has the number of reported TB cases changed recently?
  3. Which racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by TB?
  4. Why is multidrug-resistant TB a serious public health concern?



Released October 2008
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