CDC Aims To Help L.A. County Probe, Combat TB Outbreak
CDC scientists have been dispatched to Los Angeles County to help officials investigate and stop a tuberculosis outbreak that has claimed 11 lives since 2007. Of the 78 cases identified, 60 were among homeless individuals living in or near the Skid Row neighborhood.
- "Persistent Strain of TB Claims Victims on L.A.'s Skid Row" (Gorman/Blankstein, Los Angeles Times, 2/21).
- "L.A. Asks for Federal Help With TB Outbreak" (Audi, Wall Street Journal, 2/21).