To better track tuberculosis outbreaks in the United States, a non-profit biotechnology firm has launched a web-based tool that illustrates how the TB epidemic continues to impact the U.S.

The TB Crisis Tracker from Aeras, a Rockville, Md.-based firm focused on advancing the development of tuberculosis vaccines, highlights a sampling of recent U.S. TB cases occurring in schools, hospitals and other settings that have generated media attention over the past year. The firm's goal is to use this tool to raise awareness about the ongoing impact of TB and bring more transparency and attention to reports of TB outbreaks in the U.S.

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