TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years

The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States rose last year for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia each had more cases in 2015 than 2014, raising questions– but no definitive answers– about a possible resurgence of one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Read the rest of this Washington Post story, by Lena Sun, here.  (Another similar story was in the Wall Street Journal, by Betsy McKay).

While I was happy that World TB Day got a bit of press, the day generally went by with few people noticing. It’s time to change our strategy, as TB advocates.

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Unmasking Stigma on World TB Day, with colleagues: Segundo Leon from Socios En Salud and Ruvandhi Nathavitharana from Harvard.

 

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