FIVE INFANTS TEST POSITIVE FOR TB in Texas – More Than 706 Babies, 42 Employees Exposed in El Paso (Video)
706 Babies, 43 Employees Exposed To Tuberculosis At El Paso Hospital
Hundreds of babies were tested for Tuberculosis in El Paso, Texas.
Parents of more than 700 babies were tested for the virus.
Five babies tested positive for TB this week after an employee at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease.
The Latin Post reported:
Five babies have tested positive for the tuberculosis infection at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where its suspected an infected worker possibly exposed hundreds of newborns to the disease, health officials said.
The El Paso Department of Public Health increased the calculated number of total individuals to 858 who may have been exposed to the potentially fatal disease.
The agency earlier in the month announced 706 babies and 43 employees were believed exposed to the infected worker between September 2013 and August 2014, said a report by Reuters.
“It is important to point out that they [the babies] are not considered to have active TB disease,” a health department statement said of the five who tested positive.
This comes after the huge illegal immigration wave into the United States this year.