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  • GA: TB Outbreak Reported in Atlanta Homeless Shelters

    Source: http://wabe.org/post/tb-outbreak-rep...eless-shelters

    TB Outbreak Reported in Atlanta Homeless Shelters
    By John Lorinc


    Over the past three years, Fulton County had the lowest number of tuberculosis cases in the nation.

    That has changed.

    Since the start of 2014, county health officials say 16 cases were reported in three homeless shelters in Atlanta...

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    Re: GA: TB Outbreak Reported in Atlanta Homeless Shelters

    Source: http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/...7a43b2370.html

    Health officials report on TB outbreak in Atlanta homeless shelters, MERS scare
    Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:00 pm
    By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News

    ATLANTA -- The major outbreak of tuberculosis that has struck Atlanta homeless shelters this year actually began in 2009, a Georgia health official said Tuesday.

    This year, there have been 14 active TB cases at shelters with the same genetic makeup identified in 2009 in four homeless TB cases, said Dr. Patrick O?Neal, director of health protection for the Department of Public Health.

    The outbreak in 2009 was followed by another four cases in 2010, two in 2011 and three each the next two years...

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