Warrant issued for contagious tuberculosis patient in Santa Barbara

August 23, 2014 9:30 PM

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Warrant issued for contagious tuberculosis patient in Santa Barbara

In the interconnected world that we live in, incidents of disease can quickly turn into outbreaks, and officials in Santa Barbara are trying to avoid just that. An arrest warrant has been issued by Santa Barbara Health Department officials for a 24-year-old tuberculosis patient who has stopped taking his medication.

Agustin Zeferino was being treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) when he discontinued treatment for the disease two weeks ago. According to Santa Barbara County Health Department officials, Zeferino poses a serious health risk to anyone who comes in contact with him.

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