FACT OF THE DAY
Despite increases in the number of tuberculosis cases in someThis is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.
states, the overall number of TB cases in the U.S. decreased by
6.7% to 21,327 in 1996, down from 22,860 in 1995. The six states
with the highest TB rates per 100,000 residents were Washington,
D.C. (25.6), Hawaii (16.9), Alaska (15.8), New York (14.2),
California (13.5) and Texas (11), according to statistics from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
-- USA TODAY, 5/12