RSSCategory: Tuberculosis (TB)

Officials urge people who may have been exposed to TB on UW campus to be tested

Officials urge people who may have been exposed to TB on UW campus to be tested

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on a person at the University of Washington Seattle campus who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). The University and Public Health are contacting all individuals who had enough exposure to the patient to warrant screening for TB infection.

June 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
How the Trump budget undercuts security risks posed by pandemics – viewpoint

How the Trump budget undercuts security risks posed by pandemics – viewpoint

The way the military protects America’s welfare is straightforward. The way that other U.S. agencies prevent pandemics is less understood.

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Inmates to be screened for TB after prison diagnosed with the infection

Inmates to be screened for TB after prison diagnosed with the infection

TB evaluation at King County Jail By James Apa Public Health – Seattle & King County An inmate in the King County Jail system was recently diagnosed with infectious tuberculosis (TB). The person came into contact with other inmates and staff at times between November 20, 2016 and March 1, 2017, mostly at the Maleng Regional Justice Center […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Harborview to test patients and staff who may have come into contact with patient with TB

Harborview to test patients and staff who may have come into contact with patient with TB

By James Apa Public Health – Seattle & King County A patient at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). The patient potentially came into contact with other patients and staff on three different occasions between mid-December and January 20. Public Health – Seattle & King County has been notified, and […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
TB tests recommended for 240 at Hazen High School in Renton

TB tests recommended for 240 at Hazen High School in Renton

By James Apa Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of a Hazen High School community member who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the high school and Renton School District officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct screenings […]

January 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘A huge improvement’: Study finds inmates benefit from much shorter TB treatment

‘A huge improvement’: Study finds inmates benefit from much shorter TB treatment

By Elaine Korry Kaiser Health News Jails and federal prisons in California and elsewhere are adopting new treatment guidelines for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection based on research showing that it can be treated effectively during a much shorter period. A recent study led by local and state health officials compared the new and more traditional […]

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tuberculosis case diagnosed at Renton High School

Tuberculosis case diagnosed at Renton High School

By James Apa Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on a person at Renton High School who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with Renton School District officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct screenings for those exposed, and provide guidance […]

October 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Health care worker may have exposed patients to TB

Health care worker may have exposed patients to TB

From Public Health – Seattle & King County A healthcare worker from University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) who cared for patients in their cancer treatment units has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) disease. Public Health – Seattle & King County, UWMC and SCCA are working to determine whether […]

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More