Tuberculosis http://kunc.org en Tuberculosis Hitched A Ride When Early Humans Left Africa http://kunc.org/post/tuberculosis-hitched-ride-when-early-humans-left-africa Dogs often get credit for being humans' constant companions. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 49236 at http://kunc.org Tuberculosis Hitched A Ride When Early Humans Left Africa Medicines To Fight White Plague Are Losing Their Punch http://kunc.org/post/medicines-fight-white-plague-are-losing-their-punch You probably don't think about tuberculosis much. Why would you? The number of cases in the U.S. is at an all-time low.<p>But TB has returned with a vengeance in some parts of world, and there have been some troubling outbreaks here at home, too.<p>Many of the cases come with a deadly twist. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:58:00 +0000 47289 at http://kunc.org Medicines To Fight White Plague Are Losing Their Punch Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City http://kunc.org/post/tuberculosis-outbreak-shakes-wisconsin-city Looking crisp and official in his khaki-colored sheriff's department polo shirt, Steve Steinhardt says Sheboygan, Wis., is a pretty good place to be a director of emergency services.<p>"Nothing bad happens here," he says, knocking on wood. Unless, that is, you count the tuberculosis outbreak that struck the orderly Midwestern city of 50,000 this spring and summer.<p>"I never expected TB to be one of the bigger emergencies I'd face when I got into this field," Steinhardt says.<p>Sheboygan County officials have had to scramble to contain it. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:17:00 +0000 Richard Knox 47223 at http://kunc.org Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City 'Sputnik' Orbits A Russian City, Finding And Healing Tuberculosis http://kunc.org/post/sputnik-orbits-russian-city-finding-and-healing-tuberculosis Russia is confronting one of its most serious public health threats since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:44:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 46848 at http://kunc.org 'Sputnik' Orbits A Russian City, Finding And Healing Tuberculosis What It Takes To Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis http://kunc.org/post/what-it-takes-cure-drug-resistant-tuberculosis We recently chatted with <a href="http://new.tballiance.org/about/team.php">Dr. Mel Spigelman</a>, the president of TB Alliance, and he answered five common questions about tuberculosis. We edited his responses for length and clarity.<p><ol><p><li><strong>How contagious is TB? Can you get it by being near someone when they sneeze? </strong>Probably not. TB requires relatively close contact for transmission. You really need to be around somebody for a good amount of time. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:01:00 +0000 46839 at http://kunc.org What It Takes To Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis