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EpiReview: Tuberculosis in NSW, 1991 to 1999 Volume 11 Issue 9-10

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 11(10) 169 - 171 Published: 2000

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Tuberculosis continues to be a major cause of mortality worldwide. While NSW and the rest of Australia have among the lowest rates of disease in the world, tuberculosis continues to pose a public health threat, especially with the dual emergence of multi-drug-resistant strains, and the HIV epidemic in our region. In this report we review the epidemiology of reported tuberculosis cases in NSW from 1991 to 1999.