| Jul 5, 2011
| 7:02 AM
OAK HILLS (KTLA) -- A Southern California teen who has been battling flesh eating bacteria for the past five years will not have her hand amputated, doctors in Devner say.
13-year-old Hannele Cox cut her hand when she was 8 years old as she pulled it out...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:46 AM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.
The new strain of the...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 1:35 PM
A student that attends one of the schools in the Glen Cove School District was treated for tuberculosis, according to the district superintendent and the Nassau County Department of Health.
Superintenent Joseph A. Laria sent a letter to parents on...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 12:19 PM
Tuberculosis has been in decline across the U.S. over the past few years and is currently at an all time low. But, a recent report says the number of people with the bacterial infection is on the rise in King County.
The annual report shows there are...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 11:46 AM
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
By Rebecca Skloot
Crown, 369 pages, $26
Dr. George Gey and his wife Margaret had been trying to grow cells outside the human body for thirty years when Henrietta Lacks walked into Johns Hopkins Hospital in February...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:42 PM
The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township notified parents Wednesday that dozens of elementary students could have been exposed to tuberculosis.
The school district said 46 students at Westlake Elementary School were possibly exposed to the...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:11 PM
It's been a looming fear for many Hoosiers ever since the tuberculosis scare in Kokomo earlier this year. Now, that fear has become reality at Westlake Elementary school in Wayne Township.
On Wednesday, the district confirmed a volunteer for one of its...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Jeraldine Saunders has many fond memories of growing up in Tujunga in the days when the foothills were filled with people who moved there for the healthful air.
Early residents chose the name Verdugo Hills, but the area ultimately was incorporated as...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:36 PM
His mugshot includes a mesh mask over his nose and mouth, because the criminal was arrested for not following medical treatment protocol.
Armando Rodriguez, 34, has tuberculosis and according to San Joaquin County Public Health officials, he was ignoring...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 11:33 AM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A student at Bonita Vista High School has tested positive for tuberculosis and might have infected other pupils and staff, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Monday.
The possible exposure to others...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Dr. John Yates is a family physician and the director of International Childcare, the organization that oversees Grace Children's Hospital in Port au Prince.
Both construction and medical teams from Children's Memorial Hospital here in Chicago are...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Tinkering in his million-dollar greenhouse at the University of Central Florida, microbiologist Henry Daniell is at work on preventing infectious diseases that kill 15 million people worldwide each year.
Inspired by the passion of French physicist...