- Post 19 June 2013
- By Atlanta Daily World
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Gwinnett Medical Center sent out 133 letters to patients who visited the hospital between February and May because there is a chance they may have been exposed to Tuberculosis (TB) at the hospital.
The hospital found out about the tuberculosis issue when an employee was diagnosed with TB.
Symptoms of TB include chronic coughing, night sweats and chest pain and those who were at the hospital are encouraged to contact the state Health Department for testing.
On Tuesday, members of the county and state health departments along with hospital executives held a news conference.
"Once the Health Department officials confirmed this was an active case, Gwinnett Medical Center and our infectious prevention and control manager began the process of identifying those patients who had the most direct contact with that employee," Alan Bier Executive President and Chief Medical Officer told WSB.