Tuberculosis Outbreak in Alabama, USA

A total of 151 patients have been diagnosed with Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in Alabama, and are currently being treated with preventive medication.

Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday announced the authorization of more than $235,000 in emergency funding toward the response effort for a tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County.

“We are dealing with a very aggressive TB outbreak in Perry County, and it is important that the Alabama Department of Public Health have all available resources to help treat and mitigate this disease,” Bentley said.

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