Five Babies Test Positive for Tuberculosis

Five Babies Test Positive for Tuberculosis

In Texas, five babies have ended up testing positive for tuberculosis after a nursing assistant at an El Paso hospital ended up exposing over hundreds of infants to the disease from September of 2013 to August of this year. The El Paso Public Health Department released a press statement that read none of the children […]

Tuberculosis-Infected Man Still Missing

Tuberculosis-Infected Man Still Missing

Police in Santa Maria, California are still searching for Augustin Zeferino, 24, who has been missing for over a month after being diagnosed with a contagious, drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. He is believed to be somewhere in the Santa Maria vicinity, but his exact whereabouts are still unknown. California state law requires anyone diagnosed with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis to take the medication necessary to clear […]

Tuberculosis: Facts and Awareness of Global Threat

Tuberculosis: Facts and Awareness of Global Threat

Tuberculosis or TB, as it is also commonly known, is the world’s second-deadliest infectious disease, killing approximately 1.3 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While treatment is readily available, much of the world lacks accessibility and funding to effectively administer it. WHO has stated an additional $1.6 billion a year […]

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