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Stories with subject: Lung disease
  • Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:23 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.

  • Infectious TB patient jailed in central Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:56 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Authorities in central Illinois have jailed a 24-year-old tuberculosis patient for disobeying a court order to stay in his home while his condition is infectious.

  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.

  • Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:16 am
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The University of Florida on Wednesday opened a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis.

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:16 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • University of Kansas student has tuberculosis 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:13 am
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Vermont officials release new radon tracking site 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:07 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A new web resource is available that allows Vermont residents to explore connections between radon, smoking and lung cancer in their communities.

  • UAE: Paramedic dies from MERS, others infected 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:13 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation's interior ministry said Friday.

  • OSHA cites Summerlin Hospital after TB exposure 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:22 pm
  • LAS VEGAs - The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing nearly $40,000 in fines against a Las Vegas hospital where employees were exposed to tuberculosis over the summer.

  • Health chief takes Illinois TB patient to court 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:32 pm
  • CHICAGO - A central Illinois health official wants a judge to order an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to stay in his home and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to prevent the spread of disease.

  • Greene County reports more TB cases 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:17 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Greene County has seen a recent increase in tuberculosis cases.

  • Study: Asthma has $1.3B impact on New York 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:46 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Asthma is costing New York's Medicaid system more than half a billion dollars a year, according to a report released Friday that urges the state to do more to help those affected by the respiratory illness.

  • Guam inmate treated for tuberculosis 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:54 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - Guam officials say an inmate has tested positive for active tuberculosis.

  • Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:04 am
  • LONDON - England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human.