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Ala. prisons hit with worst TB outbreak in 5 years

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Alabama's prison system, badly overcrowded and facing a lawsuit over medical treatment of inmates, is facing its worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years, a health official said Thursday. Pam Barrett, director of tuberculosis control for the Alabama Department of Public Health, said medical officials have diagnosed nine active cases of the infectious respiratory disease in state prisons so far this year. [read the full story here]

Associated Press, Thursday, August 14, 2014

tags: Health & Medical Issues, Alabama



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