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TB Screening Sends 28 For More Tests

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TB tests (File: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

TB tests (File: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Hartford Health and Human Services Department is  working with officials from the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control after an individual who used the Charter Oak Health Center was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Screening tests were conducted on more than 300 people —  patients, staff, emergency medical services personnel and members of the public.  Of those,  28 were found to warrant further testing.

Acting Health and Human Services Director Dr. Raul Pino stressed that there is no reason to be alarmed.  He says all precautionary measures have been taken and the city is following protocol.

City officials say  to protect the investigation and the patients,  they’re not commenting further.

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