New TB Treatment Guidelines Released in Over 10 Years: Management of Patients Co-infected with TB and HIV Among Key Recommendations
Although tuberculosis (TB) is no longer a leading cause of death in the United States, efforts to eliminate this potentially fatal disease are critical. After two decades of steady decline, the number of reported U.S. TB cases rose slightly in 2015 to 9,563, according to provisional data released by CDC. Each day, health care professionals work diligently to treat patients who have TB disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to supporting this important work and has joined the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in developing the newly released 2016 Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Guidelines. Please see the link below for the entire article.