Hospital TB exposure under investigation in NV

CNN, October 9, 2013

Health officials have identified about 140 infants who may have been exposed to tuberculosis this summer at a hospital in Nevada. A young mother who gave birth to premature twins had the bacterial infection, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. The woman died, as did both her babies, at least one of them from tuberculosis.An initial investigation of hospital employees who might have been exposed, as well as close contacts of the mother, revealed two cases of active tuberculosis: one in a hospital staff member and one in a family member. Both of them are receiving treatment.


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