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Monday, September 26, 2011

Scotland : Children to be screened as nursery worker catches TB

Article from Herald Scotland, excerpt :

" MORE than 200 pre-school children and nursery staff are to be screened for tuberculosis after an employee was diagnosed with the bacterial infection.

The woman, who works at a nursery in Blantyre, was one of three people from the same family in the Lanarkshire area to test positive for the respiratory disease, with the infection first detected in a relative who was staying in hospital.

NHS Lanarkshire refused to identify which hospital was at the centre of the health scare, with more than 119 patients and an unconfirmed number of staff due to be given “advice and support” on the disease."

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