5 Babies Test Positive for TB in El Paso

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A week ago, officials with the Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, announced hundreds of little tiny people had been exposed to Tuberculosis, because an infected and contagious employee was working with them.

Now, five babies have now tested positive for TB.

Doctors say it's not quite as bad as it sounds. El Paso Public Health Director, Robert Resendes says, "These babies are who have been exposed are not infectious to anyone else, not to siblings and not to moms."

Some of the babies could have false positives results, because of a shot they were given but none of the babies are considered to have "active" Tuberculosis.

So, while doc's say positive results are serious, this outbreak, and the disease itself is manageable.

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