Health officials claim they don’t know why….
….but then go on to point out that most cases are among immigrants! Too funny if it weren’t such a deadly serious business.
From the New York Post (Hat tip: Judy):
The number of tuberculosis cases in New York City suddenly jumped by 10 percent last year — the largest increase since 1992, according to the Health Department.
TB is a highly infectious bacterial disease that largely attacks the lungs, but can also infect and spread to other organs, including the kidneys, spine or brain.
In an alert to medical professionals Monday, the Health Department offered no explanation for the surge.
Sixty-three percent of TB cases occurred among males.
TB disproportionately affects foreign-born New Yorkers — accounting for 86 percent of all cases in the city.
Many of the infected city residents came from China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India or Mexico.
For much more on the re-emergence of Tuberculosis in the US, see my ‘health issues‘ category by clicking here.