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Tuberculosis Tests Continue for Patients Possibly Exposed at El Paso Hospital

September 24, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today begins its second day of tuberculosis screening for dozens of New Mexico babies who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis (TB) in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas between September 2013 and August 2014.

Testing will be provided today at the Department of Health’s Anthony, NM Public Health Office at 865 N. Main Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with media access to the facility to be determined by availability of staff to accommodate them. If you would like media availability, please contact David Morgan at 575-649-0754 in advance.

Tuesday, the Department’s Disease Prevention Program provided testing for 16 residents at the Sunland Park Public Health Office, with results expected on Thursday, September 25th.

Due to patient privacy, no access will be allowed inside the Sunland Park and Anthony Public Health Offices following today’s testing.

The New Mexico Department of Health will provide updates about test results, and about any new developments in the testing process.

The El Paso Department of Public Health is the lead agency handling the investigation. The New Mexico Department of Health is providing screening tests for the New Mexico babies who may have come in contact with the hospital worker and will provide treatment if required.

For information contact the El Paso Department of Public Health at 915-771-5702.


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Las Pruebas de Tuberculosis Continúan Para los Pacientes