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Epidemiology of TB in Oregon

Oregon Tuberculosis Data

During 2021, 76 cases of TB disease were reported in Oregon, corresponding to an incidence of 1.8 cases for every 100,000 Oregon residents. This represents a 12% increase in case count and an increase from the 2020 incidence rate of 1.6/100,000. Despite the increase, the 2021 incidence rate is within the expected range and is unchanged compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic rates.

Nationwide, in 2021 TB cases increased to a rate of 2.4 cases for every 100,000 U.S. residents. This slight increase in incidence is closer to expected pre-pandemic rates compared to the rate seen in 2020. Oregon remains a medium-incidence state for TB disease and remains below the national case rate.

In 2021, no people with TB disease were resistant to isoniazid, a primary first-line TB drug, and there were no people with multi-drug resistant TB (TB resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin). Three children under the age of 14 were treated for TB disease, and there was one person (1.4%) co-infected with TB and HIV.

Oregon Data and Reports

Annual Surveillance Reports

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National Data