Health officials say 21 students at a Sacramento high school appear to have been exposed to tuberculosis.
Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.
A judge has refused to release a tuberculosis patient who was jailed and charged after allegedly refusing to take medication to keep his disease from becoming contagious.
Sacramento and Solano county health officials are working to notify the parents of babies who recently spent time in the neonatal intensive care units at two hospitals that their babies were exposed to tuberculosis.