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Thursday, September 22, 2011

US : Woman in jail for not complying with TB treatment

Article via Salisbury Post, excerpt :

" A Salisbury woman is in the custody of the N.C. Department of Correction after failing to comply with mandated tuberculosis treatment.

Lola Victoria Simpson, 47, was arrested Tuesday for violating a state law that requires a person with a communicable disease, in this case TB, to report for treatment.

State laws prevent the Rowan County Health Department from disclosing details of a patient’s personal health information. Officials were not able to discuss Simpson’s case, nor could they confirm she was receiving treatment through the health department."

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