Pediatric Resident with TB

Early test results come back negative for close associates


 
 

Deborah L. Shelton | | Tuesday, April 14, 2009


CHICAGO -- Early test results for close associates of a doctor-in-training infected with tuberculosis have been negative, health authorities said Monday.

About 10 close contacts of a 26-year-old female pediatric resident who tested positive for TB last week have undergone screening, according to Chicago health officials. The contacts include relatives, friends and hospital colleagues who worked in close proximity to her.

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