The students at Grant High School were given skin tests for the disease after another student there came down with TB. The skin tests came back positive.
County health officials tell the Sacramento Bee that does not mean the students have active TB, which can be fatal. In fact, none of them shows symptoms of the disease.
They will, however, undergo further tests and be treated with antibiotics, as even latent TB can become active years later.
The student who came down with the disease was diagnosed last month and is undergoing treatment.
Symptoms of active TB include a persistent cough and fever. Only active TB is contagious. It is spread through the air.
Covered California is reassuring consumers they will have health insurance through 2016 if they enroll in United Healthcare plan. United warned yesterday it may pull out of Obamacare because it’s losing money.
Governor Jerry Brown’s administration says it will continue to work on a plan to overhaul the way health insurers are taxed in California.
An increasing number of Californians are going to the doctor simply by sitting in front of their computers.
Health care workers are more likely to experience dangerous workplace situations than people in other industries. But new rules in California are designed to address the problem.
One of the highest paid California state employees’ unions has tentatively agreed to contribute a portion of members' salaries to retiree health benefits.