The state of Virginia refuses to track the number of refugees it resettles who are diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB).
This refusal continues even as the number of cases diagnosed in the state has increased for two consecutive years, from 180 in 2013 — the year former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, a staunch Clinton ally, was
elected governor — to 198 in 2014, the year he took office, to 212 in 2015, the last year for which data is available. The percentage of foreign-born cases of TB in Virginia has increased from 74 percent in 2013 (147 out of 180) to 79 percent in 2015 (168 out of 212), well above the national average of 66 percent in 2015 (6,350 out of 9,536). READ MORE