Babies in Texas are being Tested for Tuberculosis by Officials

September 23, 2014 6:54 AM

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West Texas Health officials have started tests on babies to diagnose tuberculosis after 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were reported to have the disease.

The children might have been exposed at Providence Memorial Hospital’s nursery between the period September 2013 and last month after a health care worker was tested and found positive of TB. No information was made public by authorities about the number of children that are being tested.

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