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I would like to send someone with special needs to this place, but they require that everyone be tested for tuberculosis. We have never travelled outside of the US, and we've lived in Oregon for all of our lives.

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    I'd imagine that this is a particular requirement to live (or volunteer) in the group home where the course is conducted. Institutional living settings are generally considered higher-risk for TB, and the nature of the program inherently involves close physical contact. Regulations often require testing for residents and employees in long-term care facilities, though I'm not sure precisely how this facility is regulated. – Zach Lipton Mar 13 '18 at 6:06
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    Taco Bell? Teddy Bear? Terabyte? Trackable? Terbium? – Neusser Mar 13 '18 at 10:10
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    @Neusser Tuberculosis – Martin Bonner Mar 13 '18 at 12:54
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Yes, apparently, as has one of your neighboring states, California. See https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/statistics/tbtrends.htm (emphasis added):

TB was reported in all 50 states

Nine states, the District of Columbia (DC), and New York City reported incidence rates above the national average.

TB case counts were highest in California, Texas, New York (including New York City), and Florida. These four states accounted for just over half of the total cases in the United States.

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    Coincidentally, those just happen to be the four most populous states in the union. They account for almost exactly a third of the total population of the United States (data from Wikipedia). In other words, they do have above average rates of TB, but not by huge amounts. – Martin Bonner Mar 13 '18 at 12:57
  • My comment was specifically related to the last paragraph (which definitely is talking about absolute counts). – Martin Bonner Mar 13 '18 at 13:41

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