| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It was unlike anything Dr. Caitlin Reed had encountered in years of treating Los Angeles County's toughest tuberculosis cases.
Gary A., a Hollywood resident with a complicated medical history, had arrived at a local hospital with a high fever and what...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.
| Sep 6, 2014
RICHMOND – Rarely is potentially frightening phraseology found in the state budget.
But the $40,000 set aside each year "for the purchase of medications and supplies for individuals who have drug-resistant tuberculosis" is kind of a show stopper....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Rust-colored leaves swirled through the air and a dank rain sprinkled the mossy gravestones. A cloud of cackling blackbirds rose en masse from the trees into the slate-gray sky, and then alighted again on the bare branches. It was a set director's dream...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
When the father of Mali’s first confirmed Ebola victim, a 2-year-old girl, fell ill while working at a private clinic in neighboring Guinea, fellow townspeople suspected witchcraft.
The man's father advised him to return to their native village of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases.
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms.
At least four Baltimore-area...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Deaths from infectious diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors.
Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
After years of declining tuberculosis rates, Los Angeles County saw an uptick in cases last year, health officials said Tuesday.
County public health director Jonathan Fielding said the number of tuberculosis cases reported annually had declined by 60%...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The World Health Organization is nothing if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public health issue that makes the front page. And, of course, it always calls for lots more money to throw at the disease-of-the-month. The latest on WHO's radar...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Thirty-one Christopher Newport University students will be tested for tuberculosis after they were exposed to the infection on campus, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.
The Virginia Peninsula Health District recently notified campus officials...