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March 21, 2014 at 6:01 AM

TB cases are on the rise in Washington, health officials say

The Associated Press State health officials say tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Washington state after several years of decline. Last year, 209 cases of tuberculosis were reported. That was a 13 percent increase over the 185 cases reported in 2012. Health officials say the tuberculosis rate in Washington state has typically been lower than the national…

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October 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Tuberculosis in King County, at 30-year low, still among highest in U.S.

A concerted effort by Public Health – Seattle & King County to successfully treat tuberculosis cases has pushed rates in King County last year to a 30-year low, officials say. Despite that effort, King County still has one of the highest rates in the nation of this communicable disease, and one out of every six cases last year was resistant to at…

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November 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM

King County's TB rate remains high

King County continues to have a dubious distinction: one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in the nation. The 114 cases of active TB identified last year in King County may not sound like a lot at first glance. But public health officials say the number represents only a small fraction of the estimated 100,000 county…

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