Tag: infectious diseases

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Shutters Texas Hotel

A Central Texas hotel temporarily closed its doors last week once public health officials disclosed an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia.

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Typhus on Rise in Texas, Say Disease Experts

Typhus, a flea-borne infectious disease thought to be all but eradicated in the United States, appears to be on the rise in Texas, say tropical disease experts.

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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.