Local TB Patient Still In Isolation

Health educator Penny Caudill says Monroe County tends to see about 10 cases of latent TB a year, and around 5 cases of active TB.

Monroe County Health Department officials are silent about the status of a Bloomington woman who was isolated with an active case of tuberculosis late last week, but they say TB ultimately is not as uncommon as it may be perceived. Health educator Penny Caudill says Monroe County tends to see about 10 cases of latent TB a year, and around 5 cases of active TB. She says health care providers will advise those suffering from active TB to wear a mask and to isolate themselves while undergoing treatment. She says when active TB does appear in Monroe County residents, it tends to affect certain populations more.

43-year-old Dorothia Clinton of South Walnut Street Pike was put into isolation last week. Monroe County Health Department officials say Clinton did not follow doctors advice to stay isolated. The Indiana Department of Health reports that 125 new cases of tuberculosis were reported in 34 counties last year.

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