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El Camino Hospital In the News

County opts for new strategy to fight TB Plan is set to counter unexpected jump in cases

Last Updated Apr 2014


Image of MV Voice Online LogoTuberculosis rates are on the decline throughout the U.S., but in Santa Clara County the numbers remain high. With more cases of tuberculosis per year than most states, county officials are looking to shift the approach to fighting the spread of the disease, starting with a revamp in the way patients are tested for the disease. … Dr. Daniel Shin, infectious disease specialist at El Camino Hospital, said he agrees with the county's decision to move away from universal screening of children entering school. "The new approach is more accurate," Shin said. "It's better to get a risk assessment and test students at high risk instead of testing every student."

Read the full article on the Mountain View Voice website.