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Many elderly people whose general health has declined develop active TB from TB infection that they had much earlier in life. Other elderly people, especially those with weak immune systems, become newly infected with M. tuberculosis and can develop active TB rapidly.
 

Tuberculosis Statistics in the United States: Multidrug-Resistant TB

Cases of multidrug-resistant TB have declined sharply in the United States over the past decade. In 2003, the most recent year for which there is resistance rate reporting, 114 individuals were reported with multidrug-resistant TB -- a 76.5 percent decline since 1993. Of these individuals, 28 were born in the United States, and 86 were born in other nations.
 
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