Tuberculosis Trouble in Texas: Something Just Doesn’t Add Up

Monday, September 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lily Dane
The Daily Sheeple
September 29th, 2014

An employee working at a hospital in Texas may have exposed over 900 people to tuberculosis (TB).

The employee worked in the nursery unit at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. Infants born at the hospital between September 2013 and August 2014 could be infected with the bacterium.

It is estimated that, as of the time of this writing, 858 babies and 43 employees were exposed.

Of course, that number could (and probably will) change.

Sometime in August of this year, the unnamed female employee tested positive for TB.

Details on relevant dates are sketchy: some sources say the worker started showing symptoms of TB as long ago as December 2013. Some say July 2014. The exact date of her positive test result is also unknown: some sources say it was August 18, some say August 25, and others say August 27.

The employee was placed on leave and the hospital sent letters to parents of children born at the facility to notify them of the active (infectious) case and to offer free TB tests – and treatment if necessary.

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