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Aiming for TB elimination

By | October 20th, 2015|Preparedness|

Tuberculosis (TB) incidence continues to decline nationwide.  This ancient disease is still around, but just less so.  In Arizona last year, there were 193 cases of tuberculosis.  Compared to 573 cases fifty years ago, that’s a significant decrease. TB programs aren’t satisfied with this decrease; instead programs actively work toward the complete elimination of tuberculosis.  [...]

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The Forgotten Plague: Tuberculosis in America

By | February 10th, 2015|General|

Tonight at 8 pm PBS American Experience will feature an episode called "The Forgotten Plague: Tuberculosis in America."   Tuberculosis was the deadliest killer in human history prior to 1900.  In fact, TB (then sometimes called Consumption) killed about 14% of all the people who ever lived prior to 1900.  TB rifled through the US at the turn of the century, sometimes [...]

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