Riverside County hospital employee has tuberculosis


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WILDOMAR, Calif. (AP) — An employee at a Riverside County hospital has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1yP25kK ) that the employee at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar is being treated for TB and is expected to make a full recovery.

Southwest Healthcare System is now working to identify patients and staff who may have been exposed both at that hospital and at another that it operates — Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.

County Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser says the risk of transmission is very low, but new screenings are being advised in addition to the annual TB test required of workers.

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