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New York City: Tuberculosis Way Down -- But Not Quite Out

March 26, 2003

On Monday, health officials reported that New York City's TB cases have hit an all-time low. Last year, the city recorded 1,084 cases of tuberculosis -- a 14 percent decline from 2001, according to preliminary data. However, Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said he is still concerned because the city's TB rate is more than twice the national average, and more cases are occurring in foreign-born persons. The Health Department offers free TB treatment at 10 chest centers around the city.

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Adapted from:
New York Daily News
03.25.03; Lisa L. Colangelo

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
See Also
Tuberculosis (TB) Fact Sheet
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis
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