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50 Years of TB Surveillance-Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2003

Author: Center for Disease Control
Date Published: 2003

Reports of tuberculosis (TB) cases are submitted to the Division of TB Elimination (DTBE), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by 59 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and six other jurisdictions in the Pacific and Caribbean). In January 1993, DTBE, in conjunction with state and local health departments, implemented an expanded TB surveillance system. The expanded system collects additional information for each reported TB case in order to better monitor trends in TB, including drug-resistant TB, in the United States. A software package (SURVS-TB) for data entry, analysis, and transmission of case reports to CDC was designed and implemented as part of the expanded TB surveillance system. In 1998, the Tuberculosis Information Management System (TIMS) replaced SURVS-TB. This publication, Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2003, presents summary data for TB cases reported to DTBE during 2003.

Price: loan
Number of Pages: 128