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Tuberculosis

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Top Tuberculosis Articles

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  • Drug-resistant tuberculosis a tiny — but potent — foe in L.A. County

    Drug-resistant tuberculosis a tiny — but potent — foe in L.A. County
    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...
  • U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

    U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
    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. Waste management...
  • $1.96 million for tuberculosis prevention and control

    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....
  • Bellatoni breathes life into local vampire lore

    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...
  • How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned

    How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned
    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...
  • Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

    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...
  • New airport screenings announced as Ebola fears spread across U.S.

    New airport screenings announced as Ebola fears spread across U.S.
    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...
  • 'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis

    'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis
    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...
  • Number of tuberculosis cases in L.A. County rose slightly last year

    Number of tuberculosis cases in L.A. County rose slightly last year
    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%...
  • WHO's misplaced Ebola priority

    WHO's misplaced Ebola priority
    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...
  • 31 CNU students to be tested for tuberculosis after exposure

    31 CNU students to be tested for tuberculosis after exposure
    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...