Five babies test positive for tuberculois in Texas; no active cases

September 28, 2014 1:22 PM

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EL PASO, Texas -- Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month.

The El Paso Department of Public Health said Saturday in a statement that none of the children have active TB, the deadly and contagious form of the illness. All five will be offered treatment, although the statement said that four of the children had been vaccinated in the past, meaning their resul...

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