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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 9:41am

Emory Alerts Patients Exposed to TB

Emory Hospital has sent letters to nearly 700 people that may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Emory spokesman Lance Skelly says the hospital is alerting only patients that had contact with an infected employee over five months beginning last November.

“We are asking people to get screened as quickly as possible, but we’re not asking people to alter their travel plans. We want people to live their lives as usual, but to get tested as soon as possible.”

Mr. Skelly says only people who've received notice should be tested.

Emory and the Georgia Department of Community Health will conduct the screening.

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