Tuberculosis Still a Pressing Issue in Santa Clara County
Although tuberculosis rates have decreased in most areas of the U.S., Santa Clara County's TB rate has remained relatively steady for the past three years. Officials say the county might have an unusually high TB rate because it has a large international population. In 2010, foreign-born individuals accounted for more than one-third of Santa Clara County's population and about 90% of its active TB cases, according to county statistics.
- "Tuberculosis Remains a Major Challenge for Bay Area Public Health Departments" (Ravindran, San Jose Mercury News, 4/23).