Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Perry County to Offer Free TB Screenings

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Perry County to Offer Free TB Screenings

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The Perry County Health Department will offer free tuberculosis screenings on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. starting Feb. 8.

Services are by appointment only and are offered at no charge.

Appointments can be made by calling the Perry County Health Department at 334-683-6153.

The Perry County Health Department is located at 1748 S. Washington St., Marion. All services are confidential.

Public health officials have stressed that preventing and treating tuberculosis will save lives. Since the screenings began on Jan. 11, more than 1,800 patients have been screened.

Of these, 100 tested positive for latent tuberculosis infection and one additional case of TB disease was identified.

This person is doing well and is not hospitalized, health department officials said.

Persons with the latent tuberculosis infection cannot spread the germ to other people. …

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