SEP 23, 2014 06:18 PM PDT
More Than 700 Infants Exposed To Tuberculosis At Texas Hospital
WRITTEN BY: Judy O'Rourke
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More than 700 newborns and about 40 health care workers at Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, Tex, were exposed to tuberculosis through a hospital employee who had an active case of the disease. The exposure occurred over a period of about a year, beginning in September 2013. The employee recently tested positive for the disease, and was placed on leave.  

[Source: Newsy Science]
About the Author
  • Judy O'Rourke worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming chief editor of Clinical Lab Products magazine. As a freelance writer today, she is interested in finding the story behind the latest developments in medicine and science, and in learning what lies ahead.
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