TB Evaluation at Wesley Lea Hill

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an individual at Wesley Lea Hill retirement community in Auburn, who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, and supporting the facility as they conduct evaluations for those exposed and provide […]

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TB Evaluation at Auburn High School

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an Auburn High School community member who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the high school and Auburn School District officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct evaluations for those exposed, and provide guidance and information to the Auburn High School community

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TB Evaluation at Transitional Care Center of Seattle

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an individual at Transitional Care Center of Seattle who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, and supporting the facility as they conduct evaluations for those exposed and provide guidance and information to staff and residents.

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TB Evaluation at Aki Kurose Middle School

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an Aki Kurose Middle School community member who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the middle school and Seattle Public Schools officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct evaluations for those exposed, and provide guidance and information to the Aki Kurose Middle School community.

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Fewer TB cases in King County could be due to a decline in testing, not infections

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

In a typical year, 1.5 million people die of tuberculosis (TB) globally and 10 million fall ill with it. In Washington, 7% of people with active TB die. TB has been infecting and killing humans for thousands of years, and in fact, it is still one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Locally, about 100 people are diagnosed with infectious TB every year in King County.

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TB evaluation at Microsoft

A vendor at a Microsoft facility in Redmond was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) disease. This person had contact with nearly 150 other vendor employees who require testing as a precaution to rule out TB infection. TB is not easy to spread TB is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that are passed from person to person […]

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