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  1. Alabama governor authorizes tuberculosis response fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has authorized more than $200,000 in emergency funding to help public health officials continue responding to a tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County. Bentley said in a statement Friday that his office is authorizing $235,000 to help the Alabama Department of Public Health continue testing and treatment programs in Marion.

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  2. 2 more cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Perry CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Division of tuberculosis control Director Pam Barrett said in a statement Thursday that one case of the airborne bacterial infection was diagnosed in a child less than 15 years old. Officials have said an outbreak in the rural Alabama county killed three people since 2011, prompting more aggressive screening efforts in Marion.

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  3. 2 more patients diagnosed with tuberculosis in Perry CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The child was diagnosed early through the health department's screening program in Marion before having symptoms. The child had been in "very close contact" with an adult who had tuberculosis, according to the health department.

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  4. 2 new tuberculosis cases found in Perry County; extra student screenings announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Alabama Live

    The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed two more tuberculosis cases in Perry County . The discovery has helped prompt an additional day of screening in Marion.

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  5. Red Mountain Theatre Company presents Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light Feb. 5-6Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Alabama Live

    ... and star of this stunning one-woman show. Young, who serves as professor and artist-in-residence at Judson College in Marion, Alabama, is a lifelong human rights activist who was awarded the MacArthur Genius grant for tribute to Fannie Lou. The ...

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  6. Paying for testing turns up 100 TB infections in small Alabama townRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Alabama Live

    In the last couple of years, there has been a significant Tuberculosis epidemic in Marion, Alabama. The ADPH is doing all it can to quell its spread.

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  7. Free tuberculosis screenings offered in Perry CountyRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... said an outbreak in the rural Alabama county killed three people since 2011, prompting increased screening efforts in Marion.

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  8. Earth Lady: Caroline Dormon considered Louisiana's first true conservationistRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Newms360.com

    ... wild, pristine setting that she developed an abiding love for the natural world. Graduating from Judson College in Marion, Alabama, with a degree in literature and art, she taught school for a while, but it was the pine forests of Briarwood that ...

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  9. More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural AlabamaRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 23 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable. Marion, the town where Coretta Scott King was raised, is just that kind of community: the seat of Alabama's poorest county, where 47 percent live in poverty and the per-capita annual income is just $13,000.

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  10. Is It TB That Ails Us?Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 26 | PrawfsBlawg

    Last week, the New York Times reported a tuberculosis outbreak in Marion Alabama so severe that TB incidence in Marion is now at a rate that exceeds TB incidence in much of the developing world. Marion is the county seat of Perry County and it is saying something when a city of roughly 3,600 people has had 20 cases of active TB diagnosed in the last two years alone, producing two TB related deaths.

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  11. More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural AlabamaRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 23 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable. Marion, the town where Coretta Scott King was raised, is just that kind of community: the seat of Alabama's poorest county, where 47 percent live in poverty and the per-capita annual income is just $13,000.

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  12. More Read the original story

    Friday Jan 22 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    School and business activities can continue as usual in Perry County despite the tuberculosis outbreak, according to Alabama Department of Public Health officials. Four schools -- Keith, Selma, Demopolis and Bibb County -- recently canceled basketball games with Francis Marion and Robert Hatch, Perry County Superintendent John Heard confirmed Friday.

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  13. Distrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Crisis in Marion, AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | POZ

    Once the leading cause of death in the United States, tuberculosis is back in the spotlight as a health threat, this time in rural Alabama. The potentially serious infectious disease continues to spread across the local population of Marion, where state health officials cite the community's longtime mistrust of medicine and endemic poverty as contributing causes of the outbreak, reports the New York Times.

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  14. In brief: F-16 fighter jet crashes in Arizona; cause unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Erie Times News

    ... the wing's commander established an interim safety board to conduct a preliminary investigation, Luke officials said. MARION, Ala. -- Public health officials said another case of tuberculosis has been confirmed amid an outbreak in rural Alabama that ...

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  15. First Alert Update: Tornado Watch issued for parts of southwest central AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... The highest risk for accumulating snowfall will be along and north of the Highway 278 corridor stretching from Marion to Cherokee Counties. We could see over an inch of snowfall in those areas. Higher elevations could see even higher amounts. If ... 1 comment

  16. More than 1,000 Tested for TB in Rural AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | News Max

    Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable. Marion, the town where Coretta Scott King was raised, is just that kind of community: the seat of Alabama's poorest county, where 47 percent live in poverty and the per-capita annual income is just $13,000.

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  17. Another tuberculosis case confirmed in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Alabama Live

    Public health officials say another case of tuberculosis has been confirmed amid an outbreak in rural Alabama that has killed three people since 2011. Alabama Department of Public Health officials said in a statement Thursday that another person has tested positive for the airborne bacterial infection in Marion, a city of roughly 3,600.

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  18. More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in Perry County, Ala.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... in America. As of January 21, the total number of cases of TB disease reported since 2014 with a connection to Marion is 27. Of these, 21 are residents of Perry County. Forty-nine patients have tested positive for latent TB infection in Perry County ...

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  19. More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Day

    Marion, Ala. - Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable. Marion, the town where Coretta Scott King was raised, is just that kind of community: the seat of Alabama's poorest county, where 47 percent live in poverty and the per-capita annual income is just $13,000.

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  20. More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | O-R Online

    ... Sign-in online to make a renewal payment, enter a vacation stop, report a missed delivery, or submit a complaint. MARION, Ala. – Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people ...

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