Children of Alabama Tuberculosis Victim Treated for Disease
April 25, 2002
Two young children of a former student teacher diagnosed with TB are being treated after showing signs of the disease, Mobile County, Ala., public health officials said. Two of her three children showed positive results in TB skin tests and also had abnormal chest X-rays, said Joe Jablecki, director of the Mobile County Health Department's tuberculosis control division. The children, both under six years old, were admitted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham and are under the care of the state's pediatric TB specialist, Dr. Marilyn Crane. The student teacher's husband also has shown signs of the disease and is on medication at home, as is the woman herself. The health department was scheduled to begin testing Blount High School students and teachers yesterday.
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