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More TB tests needed in Thomas Co.

April 27, 2006

Thomasville- A poor showing and some positive cases lead to more Tuberculosis testing in Thomas County. The Thomas County Health Department sent out letters to hundred of people who came in contact with an Archbold Memorial Hospital patient with TB.

Only a small number have been tested and some of those tested positive for the TB germ.

"If they have a positive test it does not mean that they have TB, it just simply means that we need to get a chest x-ray and let our doctor's look at it to see if they might need medication," said Linda Hatton R.N., Thomas County Health Dept.

Hatton stresses everyone who received a letter needs to be tested especially children. A second round of testing has been scheduled for May 15th and 16th from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The test only takes 10 minutes.

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