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.
Premiums in California’s individual marketplace will increase for the fifth consecutive year, due in part to federal changes and a predicted departure of healthy consumers.
Kaiser Permanente’s "Salud en Español" clinic is part of a wider effort to increase culturally appropriate services for Latino residents, who are at high risk for diabetes and hypertension but are less likely than white patients to go to the doctor.
Gov. Jerry Brown opted not to include major investments in public health insurance programs in his budget revision on Friday, citing a preference for one-time spending measures over long-term commitments.
Enrollment in Covered California dropped slightly this year. Numbers out today show 1.5 million people enrolled for 2018. That's down about two percent from the previous year. A drop in renewals offset gains in new enrollees.
There's a big public health push to stop pumping livestock with antibiotics. A new report looks at which fast food chains are being choosy about their meat.
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