Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.
The latest TB death occurred last week at Grady Memorial Hospital,
Nancy Nydam, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health,
She said she had no further details about this or the other TB deaths.
The number of TB cases this year involving Fulton County homeless
shelters, meanwhile, has increased to 28, including two shelter
That’s up from a total of 16 cases reported in May by the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.
The Department of Public Health last week sent a letter to churches
whose volunteers serve in homeless shelters, urging that the volunteers
be screened for TB. http://onlineathens.com/health/2014-08-08/3-homeless-dead-atlanta-tb-outbreak