JAMA: Immigrants bringing drug-resistant TB to U.S.

The Journal of the American Medical Association has a special issue on tuberculosis. From "Drug-resistant TB coming to U.S. from abroad-study":
...Dr. Reuben Granich of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a news conference that while TB fell overall by 33 percent in California between 1994 and 2003, the proportion of cases that resisted more than two drugs, called multidrug-resistant or MDR TB, remained steady.

His team studied all reported cases of tuberculosis on California, the state with the most cases of TB in the United States...
Oddly enough (as they say), this is from Reuters and it doesn't sugar-coat the issue. The same cannot be said for, for instance, WebMD's "Drug-Resistant TB Continues in California". It mentions CA, NY, and TX as leading the nation in TB cases. What else do they lead the nation in? The reader is left to figure that out on their own.

See also ""Catastrophe in Care: Hospitals are being crippled by the costs of treating migrants".


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