Tuberculosis Outbreak Associated With a Homeless Shelter - Kane County, Illinois, 2007-2011

Tuberculosis Outbreak Associated With a Homeless Shelter - Kane County, Illinois, 2007-2011

Despite the overall decline in tuberculosis (TB) incidence in the United States to a record low, outbreaks of TB among homeless persons continue to challenge TB control efforts. In January 2010, public health officials recognized an outbreak of TB after three overnight guests at a homeless shelter in Illinois received diagnoses of TB disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates with matching genotype patterns. (Authors)

JOURNAL: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
VOLUME: 61
PAGES: 186-189
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Kane County, Illinois