The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert over a spike in the number of tuberculosis cases recorded in America.

The CDC warns that number of U.S. tuberculosis cases in 2023 was the highest in a decade.

In an alert posted on the CDC’s website, the federal agency said that “overall, cases increased from 8,320 in 2022 to 9,615 in 2023, an increase of 1,295 cases”

“The rate also increased from 2.5 per 100,000 persons in 2022 to 2.9 in 2023,” it added.

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