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Tuberculosis Statistics


  • In 2018, the United States reported 9,029 new cases of TB. Pennsylvania reported 212 cases in 2018. 
  • The number of TB cases in Pennsylvania has increased by 10 percent - from to 192 in 2017 to 212 in 2018.
  • There's no one driving factor behind the increase, but possible factors include improved diagnostics and surveillance leading to earlier detection of TB disease, delayed detection of disease among undocumented patients who fear deportation if they seek medical attention, and low rates of treatment acceptance and completion for TB infection.
  • If you are a health care provider and need TB case rate information by Pennsylvania county, call the TB Program at 717-787-6267.

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