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OKLAHOMA: 2 Okla. Prisoners Test Positive for Tuberculosis




 

Associated Press (06.09.12) Aids Weekly Plus

Two state prison inmates have tested positive for TB and are receiving treatment in isolation, according to officials of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The two men from the John Lilley Correctional Center are being evaluated at Lindsay Municipal Hospital, DOC spokesperson Jerry Massie told The Oklahoman. While skin tests showed that 51 Lilley prisoners and two employees were exposed, only the two men required hospitalization, according to Don Sutmiller, corrections medical officer. One inmate was diagnosed April 9 after a chest X-ray indicated possible active TB, Massie said. The next week, testing of inmates at the minimum-security prison found the second case.



 


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