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Then and Now: Edgecliff Hospital

Edgecliff Sanitarium opened in 1915 to treat tuberculosis patients. Several additions were made throughout the years, and it closed in 1978. A senior living facility called Park Place opened on the site in the 1990s.

Montana begins crafting plan to prevent bovine tuberculosis outbreak

If an influx of wild hogs, outbreaks of brucellosis in elk or the slow spread of chronic wasting disease in Montana’s deer, elk and moose wasn’t already enough to worry about, state wildlife officials are now prepping for a possible outbreak of bovine tuberculosis.

Blood markers may predict risk for active TB, study finds

In an advance that could change tuberculosis treatment worldwide, researchers in Seattle and South Africa have identified markers in the blood of infected people that may predict those at high risk for developing an active – and potentially fatal – form of the disease.

Important to know symptoms, risks of TB

You may think that tuberculosis is a disease you do not have to worry about. While it is far less common here than in the rest of the world – where an estimated one-third of the population is infected – there were still around 10,000 cases in the United States in 2013. Long before TB was well understood, it was called “consumption” due to the weight loss and weakness it causes. People with active TB were sent to sanitariums to rest, breathe fresh air and hope their bodies could fight off the disease.

11 more Moses Lake cows positive for bovine TB

MOSES LAKE — Eleven more cows at a Moses Lake dairy have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis. State Agriculture Department spokesman Hector Castro told KING the cows have been removed from the herd for more testing.

24-year-old doesn’t let TB get the best of him

The road to the perfect game has been a winding one for Jeremy Fleck. He began bowling as a kid, and then took an eight-year hiatus. When he returned to bowling about a year and a half ago, he never dreamed that he would score a perfect 300 so soon.

Student may have tuberculosis

The possibility that a second-grader at Roosevelt Elementary has tuberculosis has prompted an investigation by health officials who are asking her classmates and other students who ride the same school bus to undergo blood tests. The Spokane Regional Health District sent letters home with children who attend the public school at 14th Avenue and Bernard Street.