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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:11pm

Hospital Patients Facing Exposure To TB

Updated: 1 year ago.
State health officials and executives of a metro Atlanta hospital say more than 100 patients may have been exposed to tuberculosis. Officials said Tuesday that an unidentified Gwinnett Medical Center employee was diagnosed with tuberculosis in mid-May. (photo courtesy of Steven Crawford via flikr)

State health officials and executives of a metro Atlanta hospital say more than 100 patients may have been exposed to tuberculosis. Officials said Tuesday that an unidentified Gwinnett Medical Center employee was diagnosed with tuberculosis in mid-May.

Officials say all of the facility's employees must take annual tuberculosis skin tests and the employee is expected to recover.

The hospital's Executive Vice President Alan Bier said 133 letters have been sent to patients who had the most direct contact with the worker between February and May. The letters advise patients who had contact with the employee to undergo tuberculosis testing.

Officials say no other Gwinnett Medical Center employees have tested positive for the disease.

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