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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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Bay Area Health Officials Call Attention To High TB Rates

Bay Area health leaders held a joint news conference in San Jose Thursday to raise awareness about tuberculosis, and the fact that we have one of the highest TB rates of any metropolitan area in the country.

03/22/2012

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Tuberculosis Cases Drop Sharply In San Francisco

San Francisco had the fewest number of tuberculosis cases on record last year, but on Thursday’s World TB day city health officials acknowledged they have a long way to go.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/24/2011

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Tuberculosis Remains A Serious Health Problem In South Bay

While new data shows that the number of tuberculosis cases is declining in California, the same cannot be said for Santa Clara County.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/22/2011

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