Hall's was one of seven active cases in Vermont last year, up from two the year before. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia also reported more active TB cases last year than in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in March.
After two decades of steady decline, the number of active tuberculosis cases in the U.S. inched up last year. Hall's was one of 9,563 TB cases reported last year, up from 9,406 cases the year before. The CDC is still trying to determine the reason for the uptick.
The goal set by the CDC, in 1989, of eliminating TB by 2010 — defined as less than one case in a million people — remains elusive. Even if the trend of declining cases had continued, the United States would not have eliminated TB by the end of this century, the CDC said.
"We are not yet certain why TB incidence has leveled off, but we do know it indicates the need for a new, expanded approach to TB elimination," said Dr. Philip LoBue, director of the CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, in an email.
A dual approach is needed: continue to find and treat cases of disease and evaluate their contacts, as well as identify and evaluate other high-risk persons for latent TB infection, he said.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Tuberculosis is up. Shockah!
I hate it when doctors lie.
I guarantee you the CDC knows damn well why tuberculosis is rising so rapidly all over the USA. The reason is simple: they stopped checking immigrants for TB. Now, thousands of people every year with active TB are coming into the USA in airplanes and ships and walking through the desert, and then spreading the disease.
These days, border crossings are to keep out fatal diseases and criminals. So when you let people cross indiscriminantly, unofficially, bad things happen.
Whenever anybody complains about open borders, Lefties are very quick to scream RAAAAACIST!!!I believe this is because Lefties don't really interact with the real world very much. Because in the Real World, border crossings are not about keeping out people of other races. Maybe they were once upon a time, but it has been over 100 years since that was true.