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New York makes progress in fight against tuberculosis

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:807
  1. Fred B. Charatan

    New York City is gaining ground in its battle against tuberculosis, with a 15% fall in the number of new cases reported last year. The city still has three times as many new cases of tuberculosis as any other city in the US, but these latest figures--which show a drop from 3811 cases in 1992 to 3235 last year--represent the first decrease in a decade.

    The rate of tuberculosis in New York City is 44 cases per 100 000 population--more than four times the national average. The city's health commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, said that one reason for the recent drop in new cases was an eightfold …

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