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SOUTH CAROLINA: No Tuberculosis Found in Testing at SC Shelter


Aiken Standard (06.26.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) tested 183 clients, workers, and volunteers at a Myrtle Beach homeless shelter for TB after a former client was diagnosed with the disease earlier in June. No one has developed the disease, despite the fact that eight people tested positive for TB infection. DHEC Spokesperson Jim Beasley stated that officials reviewed 27 chest X-rays, finding them all TB-free. Health officials provided more testing on June 26.


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