Over 700 Infants May Have TB At TX Hospital


More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital, tested positive on Aug. 25 and was placed on leave, but she may have exposed infants and about 40 other hospital workers starting in September 2013.

ABC’s Jim Ryan is in Texas with more on the situation and the hospital’s response.

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