Navigation Links
Fears Of Spread Of TB After Students Death

The Colorado Springs community of U.S is waiting with bated breath. They await results of tests conducted to see if any person has contracted TB from a young nurse who died suddenly from the disease.

According to health officials, tuberculosis has been found responsible for the untimely death of Kalpana Dangol, a young Nepalese student at Colorado Springs University (CSU) at Pueblo.

According to Dr. Ned Calonge, chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the woman, whom he refused to identify at that time, was from "a country where tuberculosis was endemic" and probably contracted it there before coming to the U.S. Calonge said she had not traveled out of the country since February. "This person could have had latent TB for years," Calonge opines.

The only way health officials will know whether she had the drug- resistant form of TB, Calonge says, is if someone with whom she was in contact comes down with that strain of the disease. According to him, doctors cannot test for it once a patient has died.

Currently, CSU is using the woman's class schedule to contact her teachers and fellow students.

Dangol was brought to the emergency room of Colorado Springs' Memorial Hospital last Friday morning complaining of abdominal pain. She died that afternoon.

When physicians learned of her symptoms, she was immediately moved to an isolation room, where the airflow was restricted, so it would not reach other people in the hospital. Staff members and the woman's family wore protective gear.

Calonge says Colorado has about 120 cases of TB annually, and about five to 10 victims die per year, usually from a depressed immune system and not from TB alone.

People who were possibly exposed to Kalpana Dangol will be given skin tests to see if they have been infected. TB is detectable eight to 10 weeks after exposure.

Even if a test result is n egative, the person may need to be retested in a few weeks, and anyone who tests positive will need a chest X-ray and exam to determine if the disease is latent or active.

Health officials are working overtime to notify individuals who might have had contact with the 19-year-old nurse. They are also responding to a lot of panic and paranoia in the community and have been inundated with phone calls.


Related medicine news :

1. Easing Fears Among Asthmatics
2. Polio Fears Raised In Canada
3. UN Fears Earthquake Victims Could Turn To Drugs
4. UN Fears Melting Of Ice Would Concentrate Toxins in the Chinese Water Supply
5. Bird Flu Fears Recede As Migratory Birds Leave
6. More Culling in Madhya Pradesh Due to Bird Flu Fears
7. Royal Highland Show Cancelled Over Bird Flu Fears
8. Fears Raised Over The Immigration Reform’s Implication On NH
9. Cadbury Removes Chocolates From Shelves Amid Fears Of Contamination
10. Lebanon Fears of Epidemics as the Crisis Deepens
11. Chicken Pox Fears Cause Captain To Force Baby From Flight
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... Nairobi (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... African Union Commission (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, ... Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Lakeview Health, a Jacksonville-based ... celebrate their sobriety and show through pictures what a positive difference it makes. ... Thanksgiving with the hashtag #FacesOfGratitude on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Crystal Lake, IL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... pleased to announce a recent successful appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto ... the case Adcock v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... Beddit® has launched a new Android app for use ... a more intuitive SleepScore™ that rates sleep quality on a 100-point scale and makes ... by a proprietary algorithm. Beddit analyzes the data to provide an easy to understand ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving ... dropped below 10,000 for the first time since 2011. In 2014, there were 9,967 ... data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,675 people were killed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... BOULDER, Colo. , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Ron ... Annual Healthcare Conference in New York.  The public ... a webcast on the Array BioPharma website.Event:Piper Jaffray ... OfficerDate:  , Wednesday, December 2, 2015Time:1:30 p.m. Eastern ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... New York , 24. November 2015 ... des Avery Breathing Pacemaker Systems, ist erfreut, ... als Clinical Consultant bekannt geben zu können. ...   --> Foto ... Stockholm (Schweden). Von 1984-1986 war ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Avery Biomedical Devices (ABD), manufacturer ... announce the appointment of Anders Jonzon , MD; ... Dr. Jonzon is a Physiologist ... Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala and Children,s Hospital, Karolinska, ... a fellow at the Cardiovascular Institute (UCSF). His research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: