Baltimore: hospital evacuated due to tuberculosis threat

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore

One among the most fatal diseases of the world, Tuberculosis, made an appearance in the Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore in Maryland on Thursday.

Cancer research buildings at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center are cleared from the threat of exposure to tuberculosis, the hospital said in a statement Thursday afternoon, hours after fire and rescue teams responded to a possible contamination and evacuated the area.

"There was a small tube that contained a frozen sample, and it was dropped and the lid came off while the sample was still frozen inside", said Dr. Landon King, executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

This is an ongoing investigation.

UFC 226 Cheat Sheet - Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier wants to be considered one of the greatest fighters of all time. "I don't know if he's the [greatest of all time]". The fight pits two of the UFC's most popular world champions head-to-head, in a fascinating battle of champions.

"Although we believe that this was a one-time event with no risk to anyone on campus, we take this event seriously and will conduct a thorough review of existing procedures, retrain staff and make any other needed improvements", Willis said.

Fire crews are on the scene at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore after reports that people may have been exposed to tuberculosis when vials there were broken.

"We have determined there is no risk involved". Because of its knack for picking on the immunocompromised, TB is much more risky and occasionally fatal for people who also have HIV. The AIDS-causing HIV virus weakens the immune system that it is unable to fight the tuberculosis bacteria, according to Mayo Clinic. Airborne germs spread the disease from person to person. The bacteria affect the lungs, which can lead to chest pain, fatigue, fever, prolonged coughing or coughing up blood, night sweats, and loss of appetite. The same year, around 10.6 million people were infected with the disease across the globe with the disease and around 1.7 million died due to it. However, in the United States, the disease is gradually becoming rare.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In North Korea, Pompeo phones home to brief Trump
Jul 08, 2018 - 09:18
A meeting will take place between a team from the Pentagon and North Korea at the South-North border next week, Pompeo explained. North Korea lashes out at the US after two days of high-level discussions with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marcus Smart reportedly frustrated with the Celtics
Jul 08, 2018 - 06:32
Smart said after that series he thought his next contract should pay him more than $12 million to $14 million per season. Apparently, president Danny Ainge is yet to reach out to Smart and his representatives and it's angered the player.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maturing France must stifle Lukaku and Hazard, says Varane
Jul 08, 2018 - 05:50
Brazil coach Tite dismissed talk that his team is the favourite to win the match against Belgium , let alone the World Cup. Ah well, there's always World Cup 2022, fellas. "These two teams are constructed to score and to win matches".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash
Jul 08, 2018 - 04:56
England fans celebrate victory over Sweden in an IKEA store. "We just need to do what is right, rather than trying to play good football".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Formed in the Atlantic tropical storm "beryl"
Jul 07, 2018 - 23:56
Tropical storm-force winds by Saturday morning extended up to 35 miles from the storm's center . Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 kph) with higher gusts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England start to believe 'Football's Coming Home' after sweeping past Sweden
Jul 07, 2018 - 22:58
Jordan Pickford has claimed England's supporters have been key towards the team's march into the World Cup semi-finals . Zlatan initiated the bet (naturally), offering to buy Becks dinner "where ever you want in the world" if England win.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former NBA, UCLA Player Found Dead After Standoff With Police
Jul 07, 2018 - 22:54
When officers arrived at the home, near Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue, the suspect opened fire on them, authorities said . Starting his career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Honeycutt was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Third night of riots after France police shooting
Jul 07, 2018 - 22:53
The riot-hit districts of Nantes - Bellevue, Dervallieres, Malakoff and Breil - all have a history of gang violence. The driver had been wanted by police in Creteil, near Paris , for robbery and other offences, Sennes said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beryl strengthens as new tropical depression forms
Jul 07, 2018 - 21:56
If this storm reaches Tropical Storm status, it would be given the name, "Chris". " Hurricane Beryl is a very small storm".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top It's coming home: Three Lions eyes Top 40 return in bumper week
Jul 07, 2018 - 21:16
If anybody's going to accurately gauge whether football is coming home or not, it's got to be Baddiel and Skinner themselves . It also jibed with the official slogan for the '96 European Championship, "Football Comes Home".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Confident England reach semi-finals with win over Sweden
Jul 07, 2018 - 21:03
A chant of "On our way, on our way, to Moscow, on our way" came from England fans in one corner of the Samara Arena. It was a sign of what was to come - direct balls, long throws, pressing - but it didn't trouble England .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scuffles as Israel readies to demolish Bedouin village
Jul 07, 2018 - 20:14
Activists are concerned that continued Israeli settlement construction in the area could effectively divide the West Bank in two. The village is made up mainly of makeshift structures of tin and wood, as is traditionally the case with Bedouin villages .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea Calls U.S. Diplomatic Posture ‘Regrettable’
Jul 07, 2018 - 20:13
According to a pool report from USA reporters travelling with him, Pompeo replied: "Director Kim, I slept just fine". Mr Kim has promised to work towards denuclearisation, but details on how this will be achieved remain thin.

Netflix is dropping a classic feature next month
Jul 07, 2018 - 19:31
Written reviews will be killed off in stages, according to a report from CNET . This news comes as Netflix tests a new subscription tier-Ultra-in Europe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Conditions are improving for a rescue in Thailand cave drama
Jul 07, 2018 - 19:16
More than 100 Thai navy SEALs have been working around the clock to retrieve the stranded football team in a race against nature. Cave rescue experts have said it could be safest to simply supply the boys where they are, and wait for the flooding to subside.