Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 3rd, 2004
"Mississippi is the only state to have a decline in tuberculosis cases every year," said Dr. Ed Thompson, deputy director for public health services at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The state's TB rate was far above the national average in the late 1980s, Thompson, Mississippi's state health officer until mid-2002, told the American Correctional Association (ACA) meeting in New Orleans.
But by 2001, he said, it had...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of TB and Outbreaks Week