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Number Of Tb Cases Declines

Wed., May 24, 1995

The number of new cases of tuberculosis in the United States dropped 3.7 percent in 1994, the second year of decline after a 20 percent surge over eight years, the Atlanta-based federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

There were 24,361 new cases reported in 1994, down from 25,287 in 1993, the CDC announced at the five-day International Convention of the American Thoracic Society-American Lung Association, which ends today.

“For those of us committed to the fight against TB, this is welcome and gratifying news,” the CDC’s Dr. Kenneth G. Castro told the group.

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