Medicine’s W. Henry Boom discusses misinformation of increased tuberculosis cases in the U.S.

Posts mislead on migrants spreading tuberculosis in US

Agence France-PresseW. Henry Boom, professor and the director of the Tuberculosis Research Unit at the School of Medicine, said tuberculosis cases in the United States have increased every year since 2020, but social media posts linking the uptick solely to illegal immigration are misleading. He called immigration a false flag,” saying it doesn’t explain the uptick. “Part of it is catching up from what we missed during the COVID era,” he said.