Tuberculosis

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne Diseases

Amid questions and concerns over the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, KPIX 5 talked to an expert on infectious diseases at University of California at San Francisco.

10/02/2014

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Contagious Tuberculosis Patient Stockton Police Say Is Refusing Treatment

Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk.

07/24/2014

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Tuberculosis Outbreak Emerges From High School In Sacramento

A Sacramento high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak, according to health officials.

07/02/2014

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Santa Clara County Drops Universal Student Testing For TB As Positive Tests Rise

Santa Clara County, which has more cases of tuberculosis that most U.S. states, will shift from testing public school students for TB to requiring a “risk assessment” for the disease, officials said.

03/25/2014

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200 Students To Be Tested For Tuberculosis At Antioch School

Authorities say some 200 students at a Contra Costa County high school will be tested for tuberculosis this week after one of their classmates tested positive for the infectious disease.

04/09/2013

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TB Lockdown Ends At San Mateo County Women’s Prison

The San Mateo County Women’s Correctional Facility was given the “all clear” Friday morning after a case of tuberculosis was discovered at the facility Tuesday.

09/22/2012

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8 Infants Exposed To TB At Sacramento Hospital

Health officials said it’s unlikely that eight infants exposed to tuberculosis at a Sacramento hospital will contract the disease.

09/11/2012

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Possible TB Exposure Investigated At 2 NorCal Hospitals

Health officials are testing 35 babies for tuberculosis after a person with an active case of the life-threatening disease visited neonatal-intensive care units at two Northern California hospitals.

05/23/2012

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Babies In Solano, Sacramento Hospitals Exposed To Tuberculosis

Health officials in Solano and Sacramento counties are notifying the parents of babies who recently spent time in the neonatal intensive care units at two hospitals, after their children were exposed to tuberculosis.

05/22/2012

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Stockton TB Patient Arrested For Not Getting Treatment

A Stockton man was arrested on Tuesday after not making himself available for tuberculosis treatment, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.

05/16/2012

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