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Recent screening identifies 151 TB cases in Alabama county

February 10, 2016

Public health screening efforts during a recent tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County, Alabama, have uncovered 144 adults and seven children with the infection, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Although the majority of these newly recognized cases were latent infection, 29 cases of active disease have been identified since the beginning of 2014, and three TB-related deaths also have been reported in the county since 2011, Pam Barrett, director of the division of TB control at the Alabama Department of Public Health, told Infectious Disease News. As of Feb. 4, the department had screened 2,023 people in the county seat of Marion, Alabama, 394 of whom were children, according to a press release.

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