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.
A University of Georgia researcher has received a nearly $3 million federal grant to track how tuberculosis spreads in Africa's urban areas. Experts say there are 9 million new episodes of TB each year.
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.