Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 4th, 1996
"Although tuberculosis steadily declined in the United States until 1985, there has been a resurgence and major outbreaks ever since," said Leonid Heifets, M.D., Ph.D., National Jewish Mycobacteriology Laboratory. "People with compromised immune systems, such as those infected with [HIV], are highly susceptible to tuberculosis and can die in a few months if not properly treated."
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