Health Officials in Campinas, Brazil, Finishes Investigating Tuberculosis Cases in Babies

Posted on February 28, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Health

On February 28, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that health officials in Campinas, São Paulo state, have concluded an investigation into a string of tuberculosis cases centered around the maternity unit at the Mother Theodora Hospital.  They investigated roughly 1,000 babies, born between January and June, 2012, who could have had contact with a nursing technician who was infected with tuberculosis at the time.  Officials found 107 babies to have been contaminated.  Tuberculosis has at least one known cure, but the report states that the disease is harder to treat in babies and young children.  Read Article

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