Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce tuberculosis (TB)

Baseline: 2.8 new cases of confirmed TB per 100,000 population were reported in 2017

Target: 1.4 new cases of confirmed TB per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

Although the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States has decreased over the past 2 decades, progress is slowing down. And millions of people have latent TB infection (LTBI), which can progress to active TB. Efforts to identify and cure people with active TB — and to expand testing and treatment for LTBI — can help reduce cases of the disease nationwide.