tuberculosis

State Health Officials Investigating Case of Tuberculosis on Troy University Campus

The Alabama Dept. of Public Health says it is investigating a case of pulmonary tuberculosis identified in a Troy University student enrolled on the main campus in Troy.  Health officials and Troy University say they’re working to ensure that university students and employees will be screened quickly. In a statement, Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer, Disease Control and Prevention, said, “We…

State Health Dept. Confirms 4 TB Cases at Hyundai

State health officials tested some employees of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama for tuberculosis after a identifying an infected worker at the automaker’s plant outside Montgomery. Pam Barrett of the Alabama Department of Public Health says testing and evaluations at the Hyundai plant began Tuesday. She says only workers who were in close contact with the infected employee need to be…

Health Officials Will No Longer Offer Money for TB Testing in Perry County

MARION, Ala. (AP) – Officials say the Perry County Health Department will offer free tuberculosis screening but is no longer paying residents to get tested or attend follow up appointments. Alabama Department of Public Health officials said in a release Friday that 1,813 people were tested since Jan. 11. Department officials say 100 people had latent tuberculosis infections and 27…