Thursday, August 23, 2012

Woman sought in tuberculosis case arrested near Maysville | Online Athens

This is a weird item: Woman sought in tuberculosis case arrested near Maysville | Online Athens

Woman has TB, was going through treatments then stopped. Various authorities determine she'll be arrested if she doesn't comply with continuing treatments; she is literally chased down and taken to an "isolation" hospital section in jail.

I'm not suggesting TB is anything to be cavalier about, but the overall tone of this item is strange. From the hunting down of a woman who flees from treatment, her arrest, and a few contradictory statements:
Lou Kudon, a spokesman for the Northeast Health District, said Wednesday that due to regulations he could not talk about Hicks or whether an investigation is being made in regards to people who Hicks has had recent contact with.

However, he said when someone has tuberculosis in the community there is usually no risk unless there is close and prolonged contact.

Usually when we have TB, we only test the household contacts because it does take prolonged exposure to get TB,” he said.

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