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A laboratory technician tests sputum samples for tuberculosis strains. File.

TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to 80 percent, or 12 out of 15, up from 50 percent in 2011, or 6 out of 12. As Breitbart News reported previously, the percentage of active TB cases in the country that are foreign-born is 66 percent.

July 20, 2009 photo shows Dr. David Ashkin examining an x-ray belonging to patient Oswaldo Juarez at A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana, Fla.

Eighty-Two Percent of TB Cases in Nebraska Are Foreign-Born

The number of U.S. born cases of active TB in the state actually declined from 8 in 2013 to 7 in 2014. But the number of foreign-born cases of active TB in Nebraska more than doubled in one year, from 13 in 2013, to 31 in 2014. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 61.9 percent of the active TB cases in 2013, or 13 out of 21, were foreign-born.