Stockton man accused of skipping TB t...

Stockton man accused of skipping TB treatment is sent to jail

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The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office has charged a man with refusing to follow health orders after allegedly not taking medication for his tuberculosis.

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Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#1 May 17, 2012
Illegal aliens are bringing to stuff into the country. So legal Hispanic citizens have to worry because illegal aliens are hiding out where you live and you and your kids are at risk.

Report Shows Increase in Tuberculosis Cases in Contra Costa County
MARCH 20, 2012

"Following a historic low of 33 in 2010, cases of active tuberculosis increased to 60 in Contra Costa County last year, according to a new report from Contra Costa Health Services issued in advance of World Stop TB Day on March 24.

The following information is from the Contra Costa Health Services Department:

Although the number of cases increased in 2011, it actually represents a return to a more usual level for the county. The report raises concerns about the development of four pediatric cases in 2011. Tuberculosis cases involving children generally indicate recent transmission in the household. There were no cases of pediatric tuberculosis in 2010.

Tuberculosis is an airborne bacterial disease that generally attacks the lungs. Tuberculosis bacteria can sit dormant in a person’s body for months or years before becoming active, potentially causing the person to become contagious or seriously ill.

A decade of declining tuberculosis cases in Contra Costa may be ending, according to Dr. Charles Crane, Medical Director for Health Services’ Tuberculosis Program.“Clearly, a number of challenges remain if we want to continue reducing, or eventually eliminate, tuberculosis,” Dr. Crane said.“It is vital that we maintain support for TB programs so that we could stop local transmission by ensuring people with TB symptoms receive prompt medical attention and early diagnosis.” Crane added his program works with TB patients and their providers to ensure treatment is completed, which can take six months or longer."

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