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Division of TB Control Virginia Department of Health James Madison Building, First Floor 109 Governor Street Richmond, VA 23219 Telephone: 804-864-7906. Epidemiology of TB in Virginia 2003. Number of Reported TB Cases VA, 1983-2003. 332 cases in 2003.

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epidemiology of tb in virginia 2003

Division of TB ControlVirginia Department of HealthJames Madison Building, First Floor109 Governor StreetRichmond, VA 23219Telephone: 804-864-7906

Epidemiology of TB in Virginia

2003

tuberculosis tb a disease of public health significance
Tuberculosis (TB):A Disease of Public Health Significance
  • Potentially fatal disease transmitted by prolonged contact
    • 21 deaths in 2003
  • Long, multidrug treatment regimens increase risk of nonadherence
  • Serious impact of improper/inadequate treatment on community
  • Disproportionate impact on disenfranchised
tb control challenges in virginia
TB Control Challenges in Virginia
  • High morbidity in Northern Virginia
  • Increasing proportion of TB patients born outside the United States
    • 48 different countries of origin
    • 20 primary languages spoken, other than English
  • High incidence of drug-resistant cases
tb case rates va and national 1995 2003
TB Case RatesVA and National, 1995-2003

Year Cases VA Rate Nat’l Rate

1995 350 5.5 8.7

1996 349 5.38.0

1997 349 5.3 7.4

1998 339 5.2 6.8

1999 334 4.9 6.4

2000 292 4.1 5.8

2001 306 4.3 5.6

2002315 4.5 5.2

2003 332 4.6 5.1

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MDR

MDR Cases & Percent of Resistance toAny First Line Drugs: VA, 1998-2003

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