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Topic - Jonathan Fielding
Local and federal health officials have teamed up to try to isolate and contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on Los Angeles' Skid Row that may have exposed more than 4,600 people to the disease.
In the battle against childhood obesity, New York City appears to be doing better than Los Angeles, at least for low-income preschoolers.
Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said Tuesday.
America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff says he is miffed after he was invited to read to a group of Phoenix sixth-graders — and then was uninvited for being too controversial.
Los Angeles County health officials have found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease at the Playboy Mansion after 200 people who attended an event there last month became ill.
An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV last month hasn't infected anyone through sexual contact, according to testing at the San Fernando Valley clinic that discovered the case.
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"This is the largest outbreak in a decade," Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, told the Times.
"This is the first clear evidence _ in the largest municipalities in the country _ of this kind of decline" in pre-school age children," said Dr. Jonathan Fielding in a phone interview.