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  • Texas infants TB
    Texas infants TB: Shocking report out of Texas, 700 infants exposed to TB?
    Hundreds of infants in Texas may have been exposed to the contagious bacterial infection Tuberculosis – TB for short – after a hospital employee, who unknowingly was carrying the disease, continued to work at the hospital’s...
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    Seals, not the Santa Maria, first brought tuberculosis to America
    It has long been thought that Europeans brought tuberculosis with them into the Americas when searching for land. However, new research suggests that tuberculosis had made its arrival long before Christopher Columbus set foot in the New World...
  • BCG vaccination helps prevent TB infection
    BCG vaccine found to prevent TB infection and disease in children
    The tuberculosis vaccine known as BCG (for Bacillus Calmette–Guérin) has been used for years, especially in developing countries, to prevent TB. Now a new study indicates that the BCG vaccine may actually protect against TB infection and...
  • Packy celebrates at age 52
    Packy the elephant still fighting TB at age 52
    Packy, the Oregon Zoo's oldest male Asian elephant, turned 52 on April 14 and celebrated with a 40 pound cake, the zoo announced. Packy is also battling latent tuberculosis which was discovered in July 2013. As a six ton senior citizen,...
  • The race is on to stop the spread of diabetes
    The dual threat of diabetes and tuberculosis
    Monday, March 24, 2014 was World TB Day. CNN released Diabetes and TB: A growing threat on March 24, 2014. Dr. Susan Fisher-Hoch, MD is a professor at the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health at Brownsville, TX. Fisher-Hoch wrote...
  • Stop TB
    Virginia high school sees tuberculosis cases
    The Fairfax County Health Department announced today that two active cases oftuberculosis(TB) have been found inpatientsatRobert E. Lee High School. The Virginia school also had an active case in late 2012 and the three cases are being...
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    Tuberculosis outbreak hits South Carolina elementary school
    The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today released its latest update to the ongoing investigation of atuberculosis outbreak at a primary school in Greenwood County. It appears that two adults and nine children have been...
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    Florida officials scramble after TB outbreak revealed by press
    Florida media outlets are reporting a serious tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in the Jacksonville / Duval County area. The outbreak had not been made public until today by state and county public health officials, despite an April warning from the...
  • New procedure could lead to sniffing out TB in urine
    New procedure could lead to sniffing out TB in urine
    Scientists are in the beginning stages of a future “electronic nose”; a device that would be able to sniff out chemicals in urine used to diagnose and treat tuberculosis in a patient.Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease that...
  • Who Do You Think You Are
    'Who Do You Think You Are' season premiere
    Season 2 of the inspiring show, Who Do You Think You Are, will premiere Friday, February 4, 2011 on NBC at 8/7central.In preparation for the premiere of Season 2, full episodes from Season 1 are online now for a limited time only. Click here...
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    Researchers in Taiwan say TB increases risk for lung cancer
    In a study published in the current issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, doctors at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan looked at the relationship of tuberculosis (TB) and an increased risk of lung cancer.They compared the...
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    Text messaging to determine if your drugs are real: a breakthrough in Africa
    It’s hard for us in America taking vital drugs for infectious diseases that contain nothing more than baby powder or sawdust. But this happens daily on the African continent where diseases like TB and malaria are widespread. It is estimated...
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    Two dozen come up positive for TB at Florida high school
    The number is up to twenty-four of staff and students that have come up positive on preliminary tuberculosis screening administered Tuesday at Plant City High School in eastern Hillsborough County. It all started when an unidentified person was...