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14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

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Outbreak of 17 Cases of Multi-Drug-Resistant TB Reported in Minnesota

An outbreak of 17 cases of multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) has been reported in Ramsey County, the second most populous county in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday.

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Active TB Increased 30 Percent in Germany In 2015, Year of Massive Immigration

The German equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control says the number of active cases of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed in Germany increased 30 percent in one year, jumping to 5,852 in 2015, up from 4,488 in 2014. That dramatic increase slowed significantly in 2016, when 5,915 cases were reported.

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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.

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Measles Outbreak in Minnesota’s Somali Community

A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country.

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Two Cases of Active TB ‘Suspected’ in Houston Area High Schools

Two “suspected” cases of active tuberculosis (TB) were reported in Houston area high schools in February. More than a month later, public health officials are not disclosing whether those “suspected” cases have been confirmed as active TB.

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Active TB Case Reported at California High School

“Solano County is warning people about an active case of tuberculosis [TB] on the campus of Armijo High School” in Fairfield, California, KOVR TV in Sacramento reported in its February 16 evening newscast.

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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.

Seven would-be Cuban emigres remain in a homemade boat moments before being arrested by Cuban military agents after their attempt to escape from the island nation was thwarted by the sea currents, on June 4, 2009 in Havana. The boat-people's raft was brought back to the coast just in front …

Eleven Refugees With Active TB Arrived in Florida After 2013

Eleven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were among more than 111,000 refugees who arrived in Florida during the three years between 2013 and 2015, according to a report the Florida Department of Health recently sent to Breitbart News.

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Contagious Airborne Diseases Appear in Schools Across Texas

Highly contagious airborne diseases–tuberculosis (TB) and measles–surfaced in three Texas public school districts located in different parts of the state, although officials have not identified the origins of these cases.

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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

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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.