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GEORGIA: Gwinnett Medical Center: Patients, Employees Exposed to Active Case of Tuberculosis




 

CBSAtlanta.com (06.18.2013)

This week, Gwinnett Medical Center, located in Gwinnett County, Ga., warned 133 patients and some employees they might have been exposed to an active case of TB at the hospital between February 1 and May 10 of this year. The medical center sent a letter to patients, encouraging them to be screened for free at the county health department. According to Alan Bier, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for the medical center, the risk of contracting the disease from casual exposure is low but testing is still important.



 


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