- 2012elections - 9/11 Special Coverage - aca - africanamericanalzheimers - aids - Alabama News Network - american - Awards & Expo - bees - bilingual - border - californiaeducation - Caribbean - cir - citizenship - climatechange - collgeinmiami - community - democrats - ecotourism - Elders - Election 2012 - elections2012 - escuelas - Ethnic Media in the News - Ethnicities - Events - Eye on Egypt - Fellowships - food - Foreclosures - Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area - Health Care Reform - healthyhungerfreekids - howtodie - humiliating - immigrants - Inside the Shadow Economy - kimjongun - Latin America - Law & Justice - Living - Media - memphismediaroundtable - Multimedia - NAM en Espaol - Politics & Governance - Religion - Richmond Pulse - Science & Technology - Sports - The Movement to Expand Health Care Access - Video - Voter Suppression - War & Conflict - 攔截盤查政策 - Top Stories - Immigration - Health - Economy - Education - Environment - Ethnic Media Headlines - International Affairs - NAM en Español - Occupy Protests - Youth Culture - Collaborative Reporting

Bay Area County Sees Spike in Tuberculosis Cases

Asian Week, Posted: Nov 09, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO -- Santa Clara County has seen a rise in cases of tuberculosis, a bacterial lung disease that is spread through the air person to person by coughing, sneezing, laughing or singing. The Bay Area has seen a significant rise in tuberculosis cases in the last two years, including in the Asian community. The county saw a 5.7 percent increase in active tuberculosis cases last year, and 68 percent of those cases occurred in the Asian population, according to the countys Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program. The countys active rate of 13.4 per 100,000 people is higher than the state rate of 7.2 and the national rate of 4.4. County officials and medical experts attribute the rise in tuberculosis cases in the Asian community to migration, both foreign and domestic. One-third of overall active tuberculosis cases are from those born abroad. County officials say the disease is preventable and treatable and urge Asian Americans to get tested.

Page 1 of 1

-->




Advertisement


ADVERTISEMENT


Just Posted

NAM Coverage

Immigration