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TB Cases Rise in U.S.

December 31, 1987|Associated Press

ATLANTA — Federal researchers today reported the first substantial yearly increase in tuberculosis in the United States in more than three decades of record-keeping, and said AIDS is partly to blame. The nation recorded 22,768 cases of tuberculosis in 1986, up 2.6% from 22,201 in 1985. The federal Centers for Disease Control said the report supports preliminary data that found that AIDS infections, when acquired by patients with dormant TB infections, "seem to allow the progression" to actual cases of tuberculosis.

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