Author: Ye jin Kang

A university graduate striving to be a global citizen, meanwhile catalyzing the dialogue on smart international development efforts through this forum.

Addressing TB in Pediatric Patients

Cases of tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial disease, ┬áin the US have been steadily decreasing, thanks to improved socioeconomic conditions, focused screening efforts, and thorough follow-up. 9,272 TB cases were found in the US in 2016, down from about 21,210 cases in 1996 [1]. Pediatric TB cases have also been on the decline. In 2016, about 4% of the TB cases were pediatric. However, data from the past several years shows the incident caseload has remained steady [2]. (more…)