Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 30th, 1998
An AIDS patient with drug-resistant TB remained untreated and infectious for about two months while being seen at four different medical facilities, the St. Louis chief health officer acknowledged.
During part of that time, city and state officials exchanged telephone calls discussing whether to count the patient as a new case or as the recurrence of a previous infection. But no one bothered to ensure the man, 50, was receiving...
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