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Tuberculosis

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  • 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

    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...
  • Tuberculosis battle is global

    Tuberculosis battle is global
    In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
  • 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...
  • Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • James Gray brings a film to Cannes five years after divided reaction

    CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle. It prepared him well for the...
  • A bloody day at Antietam for the Peninsula's 32nd Virginia Infantry

     A bloody day at Antietam for the Peninsula's 32nd Virginia Infantry
    When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded. But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
  • London uses van with X-ray machine to find TB

    LONDON - London is famed for its historic sites, its double-decker buses and its West End shows, but the city now has a more dubious distinction: Britain's public health agency says it has become the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe. In response,...
  • Beecher's century-old mausoleum teetering on ruin

     Beecher's century-old mausoleum teetering on ruin
    Joseph Cloidt survived the Civil War battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg, serving at one point as bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln. Arthur Hinze fought in Germany and France in World War I. And Raymond John Bielfeldt died of tuberculosis contracted...
  • 'Winter's Tale' buried in magic

    'Winter's Tale' buried in magic
    "Winter’s Tale" goes beyond the love at first sight premise, but an overpowering use of magic lessens key scenes.            The film, which switches between a early 19th century and present day New York, early on shows career burglar...