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.

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Multi-Drug Resistant TB Spikes 75 Percent in Massachusetts

The number of cases of very dangerous, multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) reported in Massachusetts spiked 75 percent in 2015, to seven cases, up from four in 2014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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One in Four Refugees Sent to Tennessee Carry Tuberculosis

The refugee health data provided to Breitbart News by TOR about tuberculosis makes Tennessee the state with the second highest rate of LTBI among recently resettled refugees in the nine states that have either publicly reported the information, or provided it upon request to Breitbart News.