health
Hospital Evacuated After Tuberculosis Sample Accidentally Released

One of the world’s deadliest diseases — tuberculosis — made a rare stateside appearance Thursday. This afternoon, the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland reported that a small amount of the infectious germ was potentially released in its facilities while being transported. The incident initially prompted the evacuation of several buildings, but hospital officials now say no one is at risk of contracting the disease. Read More >>

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Ancient Campfires May Have Unleashed Humanity’s Top Bacterial Killer

The ability to control fire brought our ancestors countless benefits, but as a new study by Australian researchers suggests, it may have also triggered the spread of one of the worst blights to afflict our species: tuberculosis. Read More >>