Nassau reports lowest TB cases ever

44 confirmed cases were reported
March 24, 2008 7:36:11 AM PDT
The number of tuberculosis cases in Nassau County last year was the lowest ever reported. The Nassau County health department says there were 44 confirmed cases of TB in the county in 2007. A year earlier, there were 52 confirmed cases.

Since 1998, the rate has decreased 49 percent when 90 confirmed cases were reported.

The health department says TB is disproportionally high among the foreign born, minorities and those living in poverty.