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.
(AP) - California is regaining responsibility for providing medical care at an eighth state prison after 10 years of oversight.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund a year-long study at UC Davis for researchers to test out ways to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and preserve the effectiveness of the medication.
Most people who have used an aid in dying drug in other states have been white and highly educated. Will California follow the same trend even with the state’s diverse demographics?
Several Sacramento area hospitals appear on a recent Consumer Reports list of U.S. hospitals with low cesarean section births. Medical experts attribute a rise in the maternal mortality rate partly to an increase in C-sections.
(AP) — Congressional Republicans from California are urging President Barack Obama's administration to reject the state's request to sell insurance policies to undocumented people through its health insurance exchange.