Strengthening Global TB Control Efforts Could Create Health, Economic Benefits In U.S., Study By CDC, Other Institutions Says
CDC: Our Common Interest: Saving Lives at Home by Ending TB Abroad
“According to a recent study by the CDC and other leading public health institutions, strengthening tuberculosis (TB) control efforts in high-burden settings globally could create significant health and economic benefits in the United States. Up to 13 million people in the U.S. have latent TB infection, and without treatment, they are at risk for developing TB disease in the future. The modeling study, led by researchers from CDC and Harvard, Stanford, and Yale universities, found that the number of new U.S. TB cases in 2035 would be 43 percent lower if other countries achieved global TB targets, when compared to current trends…” (12/1).