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FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to treat patients

U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.

100 years ago in Spokane: Tuberculosis, family farms among reasons for Spokane’s low acceptance rate in World War I draft

The Spokesman-Review published current numbers from the Spokane County draft board.

Seattle patient with TB may have come in contact with others

Harborview Medical Center says a patient who tested positive for tuberculosis may have come in contact with other patients and staff on three different occasions in recent weeks.

Tuberculosis case confirmed at suburban Seattle high school

Health officials are recommending that 240 people at a suburban Seattle high school get tested for tuberculosis after someone at the school was diagnosed with the infectious disease.

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 …

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 – …

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 …

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 …