The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum.
A person infected with an active case of tuberculosis flew aboard a commercial passenger jet last week, despite the person's presence on a "do-not-board" list maintained by federal health authorities, officials said Tuesday.
Public health officials in and around Chicago, Illinois, announced Friday they are offering testing to hundreds of patients and staff members at three area hospitals who may have been exposed to tuberculosis by a doctor who was recently diagnosed with an active case of the disease.
Having traveled about 2 million miles for business during his career, Mark Hill, chief marketing officer for a fine art reproduction company, lists three downsides to flying so much: all the waiting and security hassles; discomfort; and winding up on the same plane with somebody who has a drug-resistant, sometimes fatal, form of tuberculosis.
The Georgia lawyer whose travel to attend his wedding in Greece set off international health alarms because he has a difficult-to-treat form of tuberculosis was released Thursday from the Denver, Colorado, hospital where he had undergone treatment.
The Georgia lawyer whose travels while suffering from tuberculosis drew international attention has a more treatable form of the disease than the extensively drug-resistant form previously diagnosed, doctors at a Denver, Colorado, hospital announced Tuesday.
The Atlanta lawyer quarantined with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis has a relatively low chance of spreading the disease, possibly allowing him to leave his isolation room for a short time, hospital officials said Tuesda
Border officers will no longer have the discretion to ignore directives barring someone from entering the country after a man crossed the border with a rare form of tuberculosis last month, a Department of Homeland Security official said Tuesday.
Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer who is carrying a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, has apologized to those he may have infected after he took two international flights during his wedding and honeymoon.
A man infected with the extensively drug-resistant form of TB known as XDR TB knew he was not supposed to travel overseas but did so anyway, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Julie Gerberding told CNN's "American Morning" on Wednesday.
Federal health authorities said Tuesday that they are looking for people who may have been exposed to a rare and potentially fatal form of tuberculosis from an infected passenger during two trans-Atlantic flights this month.
Dr. David Olson has had patients in a remote region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has treated people in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia near the Black Sea and in a gulag prison hospital in Siberia. He has had patients in a northwest Uganda town called Arua.
African health ministers have declared a tuberculosis emergency to muster greater political commitment to stop one of the continent's top killers, the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.