Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is typically spread through the air
when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat expels tiny airborne particles (droplet nuclei). People nearby may breathe
in these particles and become infected. People who have latent TB infection do not feel sick, do not have any symptoms, and
cannot spread TB. But they may develop active TB disease at some time in the future. The bacteria usually attack the lungs
but may attack any part of the body. The U.S. experienced a resurgence of TB disease between 1985 and 1992, when the number
of TB cases increased by 20%. Early detection and treatment of TB are essential to control the spread of the disease and to
Number of Tuberculosis Cases by Substance Abuse, Utah, 1993-2011
A given case may have no risk factors or may have multiple risk factors. Substance abuse is in the 12 months prior to TB
Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology.
Rate of newly reported cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of tuberculosis cases by count date.
Number of persons in the population.
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