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Tuberculosis

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  • Michael T. Osterholm: What we need to contain Ebola

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • 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: Alcohol kills 1 person every 10 seconds

    The World Health Organization released a report Monday detailing alcohol consumption around the world and its effects, including information on alcohol-related diseases and deaths. In the year 2012, 3.3 million deaths worldwide were alcohol related....
  • Tuberculosis remains a threat despite city's eradication efforts

    Tuberculosis remains a threat despite city's eradication efforts
    Baltimore once suffered the highest rate of tuberculosis infection of any large city in the country — 75 cases per 100,000 people in 1966. Since the 1980s, however, the city has served as a model for tuberculosis control and prevention, helping to...
  • 'The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,' WHO official warns

    'The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,' WHO official warns
    Officials from the World Health Organization warned this week that the workhorse medications we rely on to keep viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in check are in real danger of becoming obsolete. In every region of the globe, health officials have...
  • Play Ball: Take A Swing At Baseball Trivia

    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge'

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES NCIS Gibbs reunites with NCIS Special Agent...
  • TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA

    TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY "American Dream Builders" are tasked...
  • Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless

    Local TB cases up 7% in 2013; increase is mostly among the homeless
    Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday. The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

    L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
    Health officials confirmed Friday that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is monitoring a patient with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis -- a version of the contagious lung infection that resists most forms of treatment....