Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 18th, 1997
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a copyrighted story that hundreds of chest X-rays used to diagnose TB lay unread for eight months in the St. Louis Department of Health and Hospitals. And at least 1,200 TB infections went unreported to the state TB registry.
The newspaper cited reports by Missouri State Department of Health inspectors, which show the problems began at least a year ago and in some cases continue.
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