ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is on track to repeat last year's mark of the nation's highest rate of tuberculosis infections, health officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fight against tuberculosis could be set back by more than five years due to the coronavirus pandemic, risking an additional 1.4 million TB deaths and 6.3 million infections...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Lavina D’Souza hasn’t been able to collect her government-supplied anti-HIV medication since the abrupt lockdown of India's 1.3 billion people last month during the coronavirus...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection against COVID-19 until a more precise shot...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years...
Scientists are starting to fill in some key gaps in what's known about the new virus from China. New research suggests it spreads a little easier than regular flu but not as well as some other...
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A member of the Dartmouth College community has been diagnosed with an active case of tuberculosis, according to an email from the college's health services...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials in eastern Nebraska say they're investigating a string of tuberculosis cases in the Omaha area.
The Douglas County Health Department said Wednesday that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — At least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the health minister of the Bahamas...
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year...
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Tuberculosis put Saranac Lake on the map.
Through the middle of the 20th century, ailing people seeking a “rest cure” reclined on cottage porches in the community...
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people have been screened for tuberculosis after possible exposure to a patient recently diagnosed with the contagious disease.
An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The site of a sanitarium that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for treating tuberculosis has been sold.
PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sixteen students of an Indianapolis school were hospitalized as a precaution Monday after they were mistakenly injected with insulin during a tuberculosis skin test, according...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Health officials say a California State University, San Bernardino, student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and they're urging about 400 students and employees...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor...
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Attendees at an Alaska religious meeting may have been exposed to tuberculosis, officials said.
A person who was diagnosed with an active case of the disease...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey's state microbe.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday giving the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials will test up to 200 students and teachers for tuberculosis after one case was confirmed at a Las Vegas high school.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a case of tuberculosis at a private Christian school in North Carolina.
WRAL-TV reports that Cumberland County health officials were...
DENVER (AP) — Students and staff at a middle school in the Denver area will be tested for tuberculosis after prior screening showed positive results for the infection.
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Officials say tuberculosis cases have been reported at two elementary schools in Georgia.
The Floyd County School District tells news outlets that one case of TB was...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri says a student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and left campus voluntarily.
The school said in a news release that campus and...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials say a student on the Columbia campus has active tuberculosis and may have infected other people.
The school announced Monday that the Boone County health department is working with university health officials to determine whether other students and staff need testing.
Privacy laws prohibit the release of any information about the student.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state health lab was damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska, delaying scientists' ability to test for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at a Mississippi high school.
News outlets reported the Mississippi Department of Health has been working to notify students and staff members at Provine High School in Jackson who may have been exposed.
Health department officials say they will test about 200 students and faculty in the next few weeks.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a tuberculosis outbreak among people associated with Minnesota State University, Mankato.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Plans have been approved to turn a building central to Saranac Lake's historic role in caring for tuberculosis patients into a museum.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Historic Saranac Lake's site plan to renovate Dr. E.L. Trudeau's home and office into a museum was approved by the village Development Board on Tuesday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Patients and staff at a Veterans Affairs center in North Carolina are being tested for tuberculosis after a former patient tested positive.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar with the situation in the North.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Health Organization says governments have agreed to contribute $13 billion a year by 2022 to prevent and treat tuberculosis, a communicable disease that claimed at least 1.3 million lives last year.
The agency said Wednesday that countries at a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly committed an additional $2 billion annually for research into TB.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease.
About 1.3 million people worldwide died of TB in 2017. A further 300,000 people with both HIV and TB died in last year, according to World Health Organization figures released this month.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A former sanitarium from the 19th century that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for curing tuberculosis is up for sale.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the 64-acre former Trudeau Sanatorium is listed for $6.5 million and will be auctioned on Sept. 25.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A case of active tuberculosis has been confirmed at a South Carolina high school.
Citing a South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control release, news outlets report that someone associated with West Ashley High School in Charleston has tuberculosis. The agency cannot reveal any details about who the person is.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — An historic preservation group in New York is preparing to purchase a building central to Saranac Lake's role in revolutionizing the care of tuberculosis patients.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work. It's called the GeneXpert and it's about the size of a household microwave oven. As chief of North Korea's National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Dr. O saw it as a godsend.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore firefighters on Thursday cleared people out of two medical research buildings due to tuberculosis contamination, but authorities later said there was no risk of infection to anyone and the evacuation order was lifted.
Kim Hoppe, a spokeswoman with Johns Hopkins Medicine, said a small sample of frozen tuberculosis was "inadvertently released" in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings that don't connect to the hospital.
LONDON (AP) — When Thiago Silva moved to Russia more than a decade ago, tuberculosis nearly derailed his career.
This year, the Brazil defender will be back in the country playing at the World Cup.
The 33-year-old Silva joined Dynamo Moscow in 2005 but soon felt chest pain that needed to be checked out. It was found to be tuberculosis, which put him in the hospital for five months. Russian doctors even considered removing part of his lungs.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say equipment problems at a state laboratory may have resulted in false results for almost 200 people tested for tuberculosis.
Officials said Friday that they have notified affected health care providers of the problem recently identified by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials say they've identified an Auburn University student with a case of pulmonary tuberculosis.
The state Department of Public Health says they notified the school this week of plans to investigate and ensure that students and employees will be screened quickly to see if they were infected.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A caregiver at Providence St. Vincent's Medical Center has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, a contagious disease.
Jennifer Burrows, chief nursing executive, said the hospital is in the process of notifying patients who came in contact with the employee.
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On April 11, 1993, Easter Sunday, about 450 prisoners in Cellblock L at the maximum-security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility started a riot that would become one of the longest in U.S. history. Over 11 days, nine inmates and a prison guard died.
Among contributing factors was a fear among Muslim inmates that prison officials were going to force them to be vaccinated for tuberculosis, which would have been a religious breach.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state Health Department says it has diagnosed a student at the University of Mississippi with tuberculosis.
Health officials say they're trying to identify other students on the Oxford campus who may be exposed to infection and plan to test about 500 people for tuberculosis. People who are going to be tested will get a letter, and the state says a second round of testing may be necessary.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A tuberculosis case has been confirmed at an Alabama school but there is no longer a risk of others being exposed to the disease.
News outlets report the Jefferson County health department notified Birmingham schools last week about the case at Green Acres Middle School. Students return to classrooms Tuesday after school officials had alerted parents Friday to the TB.