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Stories with subject: Lung disease
  • 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.

  • Judge orders ankle bracelet for Illinoisan with TB 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:46 pm
  • CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A judge in central Illinois ordered an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to remain in his home and allowed public health officials to track his movements with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to prevent the spread of disease.

  • 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.

  • Mass. health officials: Tuberculosis cases slowing 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:54 pm
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts health officials say the state is seeing an overall decline in tuberculosis, although they warn of a worrisome rise in multi-drug resistant cases.

  • Saudi Arabia reports 1 more death from new virus 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:35 am
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 64 the deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak.

  • Endocyte surges on news for cancer drug 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 5:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - Shares of Endocyte nearly doubled in value Friday after European Union regulators said the company's drug Vynfinit should be approved as a treatment for ovarian cancer, and Endocyte said the drug helped slow the progression of lung cancer in a midstage trial.

  • More tuberculosis cases in Washington state 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 6:37 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Washington state after several years of decline.