August 30, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) - Officials say hundreds of children and staff at
three Chicago-area hospitals may have been exposed to tuberculosis
by a contagious health care worker.
Dr. Stan Shulman, chief of pediatric infectious disease at
Children's Memorial Hospital, said Friday that about 300 staff and
150 patients may have been exposed at that facility.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital officials say 17 of its patients
may be affected. The Chicago Department of Public Health says
patients may also have been exposed at Evanston Hospital.
The Chicago Tribune reports on its Web site that the health care
worker was a 26-year-old female resident in Northwestern's training
program who had rotated through the three hospitals.
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