CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateVIRGINIA: TB Case Prompts Testing at Charlottesville Shelter
By The Associated Press
August 2, 2013
The State (Columbia, S.C.) (08.01.2013)
The Thomas Jefferson Health District will test approximately 100 individuals at The Haven Homeless Shelter in Charlottesville, Va., for TB after confirming one case of active TB at the shelter. Testing at the shelter will begin on August 16 and will continue through early September. According to Thomas Jefferson Health District Director Dr. Lilian Peake, the public was not at risk because high TB risk required 25–50 hours of exposure time. Haven staff are posting information about the situation at the facility and personally informing any shelter guests who need to undergo testing.