Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 24th, 2004
However, state budget cuts have kept prior similar recommendations from being carried out.
Georgia had 92 inmate cases of the blood-borne virus between 1999 and 2002, according to a state prison study released in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. State officials took a closer look at 57 of the cases and found that nearly 75% of them were infected while in prison.
Yet the actual number of cases likely is much...
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