Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 7th, 1995
But public health officials said the rate remains significantly higher among the homeless, immigrants and minorities.
Massachusetts now has only six cases of TB for every 100,000 people. That's the lowest rate since the state began keeping records in the 1870s.
In 1994, the state recorded only 329 new tuberculosis cases, according to the state Department of Public Health. The rate represents a 10 percent drop from 1993. It was the third year in a row that Massachusetts saw a decline in TB cases.
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