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Tuberculosis Cases on the Rise in Colorado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado has recorded 82 active cases of tuberculosis this year.

State health officials say that if the pace keeps up, the state will record more cases of TB this year than last.

The state's chief medical officer Ned Calonge says at the current rate, the state would have 125 to 130 cases this year. Last year, the state recorded 111 cases.

One of the most recent cases came last month, when an Air Force
Academy cadet was diagnosed with the bacterial infection.

Tuberculosis can be transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes and someone else breathes it in. Many times, someone can carry the bacteria and never get sick.


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