More Than 700 Infants Exposed To TB At Texas Hospital


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EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease, according to public health officials.

The city’s Department of Public Health says the infants along with about 40 employees at Providence Memorial Hospital were exposed.

Officials say they were exposed from September 2013 to August. The employee worked in the hospital’s nursery. Officials saidemployment and medical records were reviewed to determine which infants and employees were exposed.

Read more at CBS DFW

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