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  • Two Maryland hospitals evacuated after a tube of tuberculosis was opened in a hallway

    07/06/2018 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2018 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination. A Johns Hopkins Medicine spokeswoman says the fire department is investigating 'the possible release of a small amount of tuberculosis' in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings. Officials did not say how it might have been released.
  • Tuberculosis confirmed at high school in Sugar Land, Fort Bend ISD officials say

    05/08/2018 8:10:38 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    mysa ^ | May 8, 2018 | Dana Burke
    Officials in Fort Bend County are taking action to ensure a case of active tuberculosis does not spread to others at Sugar Land's Kempner High School, Fort Bend ISD said in a letter to parents. "Because significant exposure to TB is required in order to develop an infection, and based on the level of interaction with the individual, the health department has identified a small group of students and staff who will require testing," the letter states. Testing is conducted through the Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department at no cost to the individuals, said Yaneth Calderon, spokeswoman...
  • New York City Has Biggest Tuberculosis Spike in 26 Years

    03/29/2018 4:21:22 PM PDT · by libertydoc · 31 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | March 27, 2018 | Marcia Frellick
    New York City had 613 verified cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, up 10% from 556 the year before, the largest spike in 26 years, according to a new report by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The department said it was the first increase since 2003 and the largest rise since 1992, but offered no specific explanation. However, the department stated in a press release announcing the increase that the city's budget to fight and treat tuberculosis has been cut in half in the past decade. 14 Patients Have Multidrug-Resistant TB Fourteen of the 613 patients had...
  • NYC sees largest increase in tuberculosis cases in 26 years

    03/26/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 26, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    The number of tuberculosis cases in New York City suddenly jumped by 10 percent last year — the largest increase since 1992, according to the Health Department. TB is a highly infectious bacterial disease that largely attacks the lungs, but can also infect and spread to other organs, including the kidneys, spine or brain.
  • Latent TB Rates Among Sub-Saharan Refugees in San Diego County Interviewed for Jobs at Starbucks

    08/13/2017 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Recent arrivals from Somalia and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa were among the refugees interviewed for possible jobs by 30 Starbucks managers at a hiring event in El Cajon, California on Tuesday as part of the company’s commitment to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. The latent tuberculosis (TB) rate of 43 percent among refugees in San Diego County from sub-Saharan Africa is more than ten times greater than the latent TB rate of 4 percent found in the general population...
  • ACTIVE TB INCREASES IN MINNESOTA; 90 PERCENT FOREIGN-BORN, 11 REFUGEES DIAGNOSED OVERSEAS BEFORE ARR

    05/04/2017 8:18:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    BREITBART ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born. Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in...
  • St. Louis Park High School Reports Tuberculosis Case (MN)

    01/12/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Nate Leding
    The superintendent of St. Louis Park High School reported a case of tuberculosis. The school district says it was notified by the Hennepin County Department of Health that one individual at the high school had been diagnosed with active TB in late November. The individual was receiving medical care by the time the school district was notified. But the school district says the person was contagious in September, October and November before the diagnosis was determined. The superintendent says the Hennepin County Department of Health asked the district to wait to communicate the information until they could determine who else...
  • 1,565 Refugees Diagnosed with Active TB Since 2012, Three Times More Than Previously Reported (3X)

    01/02/2017 8:00:45 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 1/2/17 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Between 2012 and 2015, 1,565 refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in the United States, according to annual reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC data, which has been public but obscure until now, shows that the number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in recent years is more than three times greater than previously reported by any media outlet.( Emphasis Mine ) The number of refugees diagnosed with TB in the United States has increased every year since 2012, the first year the CDC began publishing data on foreign-born cases of the disease by...
  • Active TB in Omaha School

    12/01/2016 11:16:13 AM PST · by Tazzo · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herals ^ | December 1, 2016 | Julie Anderson
    A Benson High School student has a confirmed case of tuberculosis, the Douglas County Health Department said Wednesday. An investigation by the health department and school officials indicated that 12 staff members and 193 students may have been exposed to the disease and might be at risk of infection, said Adi Pour, the department’s director.
  • Ingham County, Michigan: One Refugee Diagnosed With Multi-Drug Resistant TB;(trunc)

    10/21/2016 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 25 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/21/16 | michea Patrick Leahy
    Full title : Ingham County, Michigan: One Refugee Diagnosed With Multi-Drug Resistant TB; 22 Percent Have Latent TB. One of the 3,554 refugees resettled in Ingham County, Michigan (Lansing) during the six years beginning October 1, 2010 and ending on September 30, 2016 (FY 2011 to FY 2016) has been diagnosed with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB), the Ingham County Health Department tells Breitbart News. MDR TB is a very dangerous and expensive to treat type of TB that is a growing world wide problem and has recently become a public health issue in the United States as well. In...
  • TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

    08/26/2016 11:19:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active TB cases in the eight county Idaho public health district that includes Twin Falls jumped 500 percent between 2011 and 2012. One case of active TB was diagnosed in the South Central Public Health District that includes Twin Falls in 2011, and six active TB cases were diagnosed there in 2012, the year Chobani opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in the small southern Idaho city with the help of $54 million in federal, state, and local financial assistance. That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to...
  • Multi-Drug Resistant TB Spikes 75 Percent in Massachusetts

    08/01/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of cases of very dangerous, multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) reported in Massachusetts spiked 75 percent in 2015, to seven cases, up from four in 2014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2015, 87 percent of the 192 cases of active TB diagnosed in Massachusetts (167 out of 192) were foreign-born, a rate significantly higher than the foreign-born rate across the country that year, which was 66 percent.
  • Six Refugees in Wisconsin Diagnosed with Multi-Drug Resistant TB Since 2014

    07/14/2016 6:25:05 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 13 replies
    brietbart ^ | July, 14 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Six refugees in Wisconsin were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) in 2014 and 2015, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. As Breitbart News reported previously, twenty-one additional refugees in Wisconsin were diagnosed with active TB during the same time period, making the Badger State the refugee TB capital of the country, at least among the handful of states that have so far reported that data. Other states that have reported active TB among refugees include Louisiana (21), Vermont (17), Colorado (16), Florida (11), Kentucky (9 in one county), Idaho (7), Indiana (4), and North Dakota (4...
  • Vermont Admits Seventeen Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB

    07/11/2016 6:16:42 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 11, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    After Breitbart News reported that three refugees in Vermont have been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) over the past seven months, an official with the Vermont Department of Health admitted that a total of fifteen refugees in the Green Mountain State were diagnosed with active TB between 2003 and 2015. Since only 6,300 refugees have arrived in Vermont over the past twenty-five years, these new statistics reveal a third-world level of active TB among the refugees currently residing in the Green Mountain State.
  • Three Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB in Vermont Over Past Seven Months

    07/07/2016 12:51:12 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 7 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A spokesperson for the Vermont Department of Health confirms to Breitbart News that “three refugees [have been] diagnosed with TB in Vermont over the past seven months.” One case was diagnosed in December 2015, and the other two cases were diagnosed in 2016. No one other than a refugee has been diagnosed with active TB in Vermont during the first six months of 2016, the spokesperson adds. The stunning admission comes after Breitbart News reported that the number of active TB cases in Vermont tripled from two in 2014 to seven in 2015. “In 2015 Active TB Cases were seven....
  • Seven Refugees With Active TB Sent to Idaho

    06/28/2016 9:06:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This makes Idaho the seventh state to confirm to Breitbart News that recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB. -snip- Idaho is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program where the federal government has hired a voluntary agency (VOLAG) to resettle refugees under the statutorily questionable Wilson Fish alternative program. In Idaho, the federal government has contracted the Idaho Office for Refugees (IOR), a division...
  • Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

    06/27/2016 10:23:18 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 42 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | June 27, 2016 | By Bruce Parker
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB. Earlier this month, Watchdog revealed that 35 percent of Vermont’s incoming refugees in the past four years tested positive for tuberculosis. How many of those cases are contagious and symptomatic, however, remains a secret, as state epidemiologists and top officials at the Health Department have spent weeks blocking efforts to obtain the data. Refugees brought to the United States take TB tests...
  • Six Diseases Return To US as Migration Advocates Celebrate ‘World Refugee Day’

    06/20/2016 11:23:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/19/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Six diseases that were recently near eradication are making a comeback in the United States, as the taxpayer funded refugee resettlement industry launches a propaganda blitz about the so-called World Refugee Day this Monday. The returning diseases are; 1. Tuberculosis 2. Measles 3. Whooping Cough 4. Mumps 5. Scarlet Fever 6. Bubonic Plague The near eradication of these diseases in the United States during the twentieth century was a remarkable accomplishment of American civilization. Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system, and a rise in the subsidized migration into...
  • Refugees double TB cases in Texas

    06/16/2016 7:05:16 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    California Watchdog ^ | 6/16/2016 | Kenric Ward
    Newly arrived refugees have doubled the incidence of tuberculosis in Texas, Watchdog.org has learned. The Department of State Health Services said 1,238 refugees, asylum-seekers, Cuban parolees, human-trafficking victims and holders of special immigrant visas tested positive for TB. Texas typically reports 1,200 to 1,300 active TB cases annually, DSHS said. DSHS spokesman Chris Van Deusen said the positive screenings by refugees could indicate latent TB infections. “They have been exposed to TB and have the bacteria dormant in their body. It does not indicate that they are sick with tuberculosis and capable of spreading it,” Van Deusen said. But the...
  • Workers at 2 Minnesota Hospitals Diagnosed with Active TB, 141 Patients ‘May Have Been Exposed’

    06/05/2016 8:02:57 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two workers at Mercy Hospital and Abbot Northwestern Hospital, both located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and owned by Allina Health, have been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). “I can confirm that one hospital worker at Mercy Hospital and one hospital worker at Abbott Northwestern Hospital were diagnosed with active TB,” Allina Health Vice President of Marketing and Communications David Kanihan tells Breitbart News.