Queens Had the Highest Number of TB Cases Among the Five Boroughs Last Year: Report – Jackson Heights Post

TB (Photo: Wiki Commons) March 21, 2019, By Meghan Sackman More people were diagnosed with Tuberculosis in Queens last year than in any other borough, according to a report released by the NYC Health Department on Monday. More than one third, or 37 percent, of the cases diagnosed in New York City in 2018 were in Queens, with a high concentration in Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst. In these three neighborhoods, there were 14.4 cases of TB for every 100,000 people, more than twice the rate experienced across the entire city, at 6.8 cases, according to the department. The report ...

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