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TB Tests At Buncombe Jail

TB Tests At Buncombe Jail

Local health officials are testing inmates and staff at the Buncombe County jail for tuberculosis. One sick inmate was placed in an isolation cell on the 2nd of this month and six days later it was confirmed he had TB. The medical experts say there is no serious threat to the public because of the one case. 64 inmates and more than 30 jail staff who may have had contact with the inmate are being examined. It is the 3rd confirmed case of TB in the county this year.

 

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