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Largest TB Outbreak in Decade Among Homeless in Los Angeles

Despite the overall declining number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) across the country it is on the rise among the homeless. Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control sent a group of scientists to Los Angeles to assist local officials with what they are calling the largest TB outbreak in over a decade. Health officials state that 11 people have died from this particular strain of TB since 2007. Most of the cases of TB were found…

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Tuberculosis making a comeback

As medical science and care as well as living conditions improved the incidence of TB decreased significantly and by the 1960’s the mortality rate in children had significantly declined and it was nearly erradicated in the US. However, in recent years TB has been making a come back everywhere including the US. ..

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