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TB Cluster Triggers Mass Testing at Texas High School

Texas officials hope to contain the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and avoid a serious health threat by conducting a second round of mass testing at a Houston-area high school where, in recent weeks, the number of people that tested positive for the infection jumped from four to six and now, 10.

Twenty-One Refugees with Active TB Sent to Louisiana Since 2011

Louisiana now has the dubious distinction as the state with the highest reported number of recently resettled refugees with active TB —at least among the five states that have confirmed to Breitbart that refugees resettled in their state have either arrived with active TB, or developed it within the first year of their arrival.

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Police Intercept Migrant Train in Tuberculosis Scare

A special migrant train running from Austria to Germany was intercepted by Federal Police in Munich earlier this week, after authorities were alerted to a passenger with a severe case of tuberculosis. The train carrying the passenger with tuberculosis was

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London Sees Tuberculosis Rates Higher Than Iraq, Rwanda And Eritrea

An “astounding” London Assembly report shows a third of London boroughs exceed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “high incidence” threshold of tuberculosis, and some wards within Hounslow, Brent, Harrow, Newham and Ealing have rates of more than 150 incidents per 100,000 people. Mayor Boris

Tuberculosis (Karin Schermbrucker / Associated Press)

More TB Testing Ordered in Texas Border City School

A Texas border city’s public health officials expanded their tuberculosis (TB) testing and investigation after nearly three dozen students and staff tested positive at an elementary school and an unrelated case emerged at an area halfway house.

San Diego TB Rate Is Twice the National Average

San Diego cases of tuberculosis are double the national average health officials say, raising again the question of the role of illegal immigration in the spread of very serious like tuberculosis (TB) in the United States.

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Tuberculosis Outbreak Brewing in East Texas

Initially, officials called it an isolated incident of tuberculosis (TB) in East Texas. One case of the contagious bacterial lung infection originated at a local community college. It since has multiplied into four new cases, the direct result of contact with “patient zero” and now, 60 more people are being screened as a precaution.

Tuberculosis (Karin Schermbrucker / Associated Press)

Sacramento Parents Alarmed by Tuberculosis Outbreak

Two Sacramento-area schools are preparing to test 200 children for tuberculosis (TB) next week after it was discovered that two kids tested positive for the infectious disease and may have exposed others. Several students have also been infected with whooping cough (pertussis) in Salinas.

Tuberculosis (Karin Schermbrucker / Associated Press)

TB Case Found in Sacramento High School

A student at Florin High School in Sacramento tested positive for tuberculosis last week, prompting the school to schedule testing for the disease among 150 other students beginning Tuesday, according to Capital Public Radio.