Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 25th, 1996
The 50-year-old employee, who was not identified, worked at the transit agency's Cabot Yard in the South Boston section, where vehicles are repaired. After the driver's illness was discovered in February 1996, MBTA officials started a voluntary testing program; of the 500 employees at the Cabot facility, 244 were tested.
Of the 244, 25 tested positive on a skin test for TB; 14 of those 25 tested negative on a subsequent chest X-ray. The tests on the other 11 were...
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