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Check Out ALL The True Blood Season Five Spoilers HERE!!!

true blood season five spoilers revealedEPIC SPOILER ALERT: LOTS of details revealed on the upcoming season of True Blood (below)!

Over the past several months, we've given you lots of updates on True Blood season five, including info on the return of Denis O'Hare most recently!

Now, we've got a glorious list of ALL the TB spoilers that have been released over the past several months! Check 'em out AFTER THE JUMP!

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CDC Reports Lowest Rates Of Tuberculosis EVER In U.S.

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That's good!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on Thursday that Tuberculosis cases have reached an all-time low in the United States.

In 2010 11,181 people in the U.S. were reported to have TB, meaning there were only 3.6 cases of TB per 100,000 people, which is down nearly 4% from 2009.

Unfortunately, that is still a number too high for the CDC's standards who vowed to eradicate the disease from the U.S. by the year 2010.

They may be getting closer though.

According to the report, "60% of tuberculosis cases in the United States are foreign-born," meaning the majority of the people who have TB were born in another country.

Officials believe they were infected before coming to U.S. or traveled back to their home country to visit and then contracted the disease.

Still, this is the lowest number of recorded cases since national reporting began in 1953, so let's hope next year's number is even lower!

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