Official: Hospital Could Have Prevented TB Panic

September 24, 2014 2:09 AM

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An official at a Texas hospital where a nurse assistant potentially exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis said Tuesday that her symptoms were discovered in July but that more than a month passed before she was tested for the infectious lung disease.

The administration of the Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso "should have done more" when the employee's symptoms were revealed during her annual screening, Sierra Providence Health Network CEO Eric Evans said at a news conference. Sierra Providence is the parent company of a network of hospita...

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