45 additional babies reportedly exposed at hospital nursery | Outbreak News Today

September 24, 2014 10:58 AM

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45 additional babies reportedly exposed at hospital nursery | Outbreak News Today

In a follow-up to a recent report, The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has received a list of approximately 45 more babies who have been exposed to TB at Providence Memorial Hospital. The exposure was in a nursery unit via a healthcare worker who was confirmed as an active TB case. As with any TB investigation the list of exposures/possible exposures can fluctuate over time. These parents are receiving the same certified mail and/or telephone notification as the 706 who were on the original list. They are also being asked to call 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905 in order to have their child screened.

As of Monday, September 22, 2014 more than 350 appointments were made for screenings. Of those appointments, 40 were for Monday, and despite the treacherous weather conditions in some parts of town, 38 of these appointments were kept. Because of the ease of flow experienced thus far, the Department ...

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