Third MU Health Care worker found to have latent TB

Friday, July 24, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A third MU Health Care worker has tested positive for latent tuberculosis, hospital spokeswoman Mary Jenkins said.

University Hospital officials have not yet determined if the newest case is linked to the original active TB case announced on June 4, Jenkins said. The source of the case is still under investigation.

A total of 336 people have been tested in connection with the original active TB case. Of the 318 test results that MU Health Care officials have received to date, three people have been diagnosed with latent TB — all MU Health Care workers.

MU Health Care officials are continuing to investigate the situation, Jenkins said.

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