2005_12_tbcell.jpgThe city's Department of Health and Mental Hygience and the Center for Disease Control says that a nurse with "infectious tuberculosis" exposed around 1,500 patients to the TB. And what's more, she was a maternity ward nurse, so babies were also at risk. According to the NY Times, four babies definitely got TB (they are now healthy), but 1,000 of the patients could not be found. The nurse worked at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, was was contagious for a period in 2003; apparently the early symptoms sound a lot like a cold...and who really thinks they get TB anymore?

The Health Department on TB.