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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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