How serious is the problem among minorities?

TB disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority groups. This is particularly true among children. In the U.S., more than 80 percent of childhood cases of TB occur in minority groups. Overall, from 1985 through 1993, TB cases increased among non-Hispanic blacks by 18 percent, among Asians and Pacific Islanders by 48 percent and among Hispanics by 67 percent. In contrast, cases among non-Hispanic whites decreased by 18 percent.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. What is the difference between TB infection and TB disease?
3. Are some people at greater risk of getting TB?
4. How serious is the problem among minorities?
5. What are the symptoms of TB disease?
6. How is TB spread?
7. How is a person tested for TB?
8. What does a positive reaction mean?
9. How is TB disease treated?
10. How is TB infection treated?