June 1, 2007

Tuberculosis has been in the news lately because of the story concerning the man with “extensively drug resistant” tuberculosis (XDR TB) who has been quarantined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The National Center for Health Statistics does not track tuberculosis cases. That is done by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. An online database of TB cases can be accessed here.

We do track deaths from tuberculosis, XDR and otherwise.

1999  1119

2000  901

2001  875

2002  892 

2003  791

2004  739

Reported cases of tuberculosis can be found here.

Links to various federal and state regulations governing the quarantine of patients are here.