Medical News Summary: Two cancer patients suspected of spreading TB to 19 other people


About: Two cancer patients suspected of spreading TB to 19 other people
Date: 7 January 2005
Source: Reuters Health
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health): Two leukemia patients with undiagnosed tuberculosis ended with 19 other cancer patients in four facilities becoming infected. Five of those infected were hospital employees. Thus, officials want all cancer patients to be screened in advance for TB to prevent a reoccurrence. Generally, tuberculosis is quite rare and is much more prevalent in foreign patients or African-Americans.
Related Disease Topics: Tuberculosis, TB, Cancer, Leukemia

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  • Diagnosis and tuberculosis
  • Diagnosis and TB
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  • Undiagnosed and tuberculosis
  • Undiagnosed and TB
  • Diagnosis and cancer
  • Undiagnosed and leukemia
  • Diagnosis and leukemia
  • Diagnosis and tuberculosis

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