960 babies in TB scare at Kaiser in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2008
Kaiser Permanente is contacting 960 mothers whose babies may have been exposed to a healthcare worker who has an active case of tuberculosis. The worker was assigned to the postpartum unit in the maternity ward of Kaiser's San Francisco Medical Center. Kaiser officials say the infection risk for patients is very low, but testing will be provided along with treatment if necessary. Kaiser also is notifying 115 employees who may have been exposed.
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