Tuberculosis: treatment and preventionPMLiVETuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). It typically affects the lungs (pulmonary tuberculosis) but may involve other organ systems in addition (extrapulmonary tuberculosis). MTB is a ...
The community gets tuberculosis informationSanta Maria SunThey heard from the school nurse, principal, and a district representative, as well as Dr. Charity Thoman, health officer at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, which has been keeping a close eye on an uptick in tuberculosis cases in the ...Tuberculosis tests planned at Hephzibah HighTh […]
Yahoo TV UKConnecting TB and Sherlock HolmesDaily BeastIn his new book, The Remedy, Thomas Goetz explores the history of tuberculosis—once a death sentence that claimed 2 percent of U.S. and U.K. populations each year. The Remedy follows the paths of two key players, both physicians—Robert Koch and ...BOOK REVIEW: 'The Remedy'Washington Timesall 5 […]
Tuberculosis officials say cases not uncommon on college campusesKansas First NewsState health officials are getting involved in a tuberculosis investigation at KU, now that one student is infected with the disease. With 36 cases of TB last year in Kansas and 9,000 across the country, officials say it's not unusual, especially on ...
Portland TribunePacky the Oregon Zoo elephant, 52 on Monday, will resume tuberculosis ...The OregonianAs Packy, the Oregon Zoo's beloved elephant, celebrated his 52nd birthday Monday by devouring a 40-pound cake, the veterinary staff caring for him plotted their next move in the challenging work of treating his tuberculosis. Wednesday, they plan to ...P […]
KMBZKU student diagnosed with tuberculosisKMBC Kansas CityTuberculosis is usually treated successfully with antibiotics, and transmission between people is rare except in cases where people have had extended contact in confined spaces. The school said anyone who has not been contacted by health officials in ...University of Kansas student has tuberculosisKan […]
ABC News (blog)Illinois Health Dept Takes Man With Tuberculosis to CourtABC News (blog)Officials in Illinois say a man infected with tuberculosis has been ordered by the county court to remain quarantined in his home for at least six weeks and be fitted with an ankle monitor. Julie Pryde, the administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public ...Judge orders ankl […]
Press-EnterpriseMURRIETA: Potential second tuberculosis case reported at high schoolPress-EnterpriseFor the second time in six months, a student at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta is suspected of having tuberculosis and efforts are under way to determine which classmates and teachers may have been exposed, a health official said Tuesday, April 8.Stude […]
The WireTwo tuberculosis cases caused by house cat: UKCBS NewsIn a report published Thursday, the public health agency said it concluded tuberculosis samples taken from the cat and from two people in contact with the animal were "indistinguishable" and that the cat was considered to be "the likely source of ...First Cases Documented of TB Caug […]
Tuberculosis Roars Back With A Deadly EdgeNPR (blog)Two weeks ago, 12-year-old Nokubheka's mother died from drug-resistant tuberculosis. "I love singing and dancing to the song," Nokubheka says as she marches around in a hot pink skirt and sweatshirt. "When I'm dancing, I forget that my mother passed ...and more »