Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 30th, 1996
The "W" strain, first seen in New York City, was later identified in the western United States and has recently been reported in the southeast.
The CDC has requested that state and local health departments promptly report any TB cases due to this strain to ensure adequate treatment for patients.
The request came at a meeting of the nation's state and large city tuberculosis controllers, held in Atlanta,...
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