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North Dakota health officials tally 4 tuberculosis cases in October, say number is not unusual


BISMARCK, North Dakota — North Dakota health officials have tallied four tuberculosis cases in October.

Dee Pritschet is the TB controller at the North Dakota Health Department. Pritschet tells the Bismarck Tribune ( ) that the number of cases is not unusual as the state typically sees between five and 12 cases every year.

North Dakota's last tuberculosis outbreak was in 2012. Twenty-six cases were reported that year.

Pritschet adds that October's cases were reported in various areas of the state.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune,

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