Mycobacterial Infections

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases:1

  • One fourth of the world’s population is infected with TB.
  • In 2016, 10.4 million people around the world became sick with TB disease.
  • There were 1.7 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
  • In 2017, a total of 9,093 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) were provisionally* reported in the United States, representing an incidence rate of 2.8 cases per 100,000 population
  • In 2017, the provisional TB case count and incidence were the lowest in the United States since national TB surveillance began in 1953
  • TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.

For local or county specific information, please contact your State TB Control Program.

* This report is limited to National Tuberculosis Surveillance System case reports verified as of February 12, 2018. Updated data will be available in CDC’s annual TB surveillance report later this year

1. CDC Tuberculosis (TB)