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Families possibly exposed to tuberculosis at Palomar Hospital


Last updated 4/12/2007 at Noon

The San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, working in collaboration with Palomar Pomerado Health, is notifying and testing approximately 25 families who visited the Palomar Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) between March 10 and April 5 after a woman who gave birth there was diagnosed with a less infectious form of tuberculosis (TB).

At this point based on preliminary tests, there is no evidence of TB in the woman’s lung secretions. Her baby is being treated for TB.

Anyone who was in the NICU between March 10 and April 5 may call Palomar Medical Center at (760) 739-3430. Individuals with no medical provider may call the County TB Program at (619) 692-8621. Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease.


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