Officials issue alert after tuberculosis scare - WNEM TV 5

Officials issue alert after tuberculosis scare

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DETROIT, MI (WNEM) -

The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued an alert after a local healthcare worker was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

The healthcare worker, who was unknowingly ill with TB at the time, worked in multiple hospitals in the Detroit area.

She was also in contact with more than 500 patients that received dental care between August 1 to December 17 of 2013.

The worker is currently receiving treatment and is not working at this time.

The affected Detroit facilities are Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, St. John Hospital and University of Detroit School of Dentistry.

Patients and staff that may have been exposed have already been notified and encouraged to obtain testing.

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