Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 22nd, 1997
More than 21,000 people got some type of TB in 1996 in the United States and more than 1,400 died of it in 1994, the latest year for which mortality figures are available, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
But in the past few years, a form of TB that resists the two drugs normally used to cure the bacterial infection has spread throughout the country.
From 1993 through 1996, a...
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