Epidemiology of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Texas.

  title={Epidemiology of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Texas.},
  author={Jeffrey P. Taylor and David Bergmire-Sweat and Lucina Suarez},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={149 4},
During 1987-1996, over 22,000 tuberculosis cases were reported in Texas, at an average annual incidence rate of 12.5 cases per 100,000 population. Counties with the highest rates were located along the Mexico-Texas border and in northwestern Texas. Nine percent of cases were resistant to at least one of the five first-line antituberculosis drugs used for treatment. Almost 5 percent (4.6%) were resistant to isoniazid, either alone or in combination with other antibiotics; 2.3% were resistant to… CONTINUE READING
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