2 tuberculosis cases confirmed in WV - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

2 tuberculosis cases confirmed in WV

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

HUNTINGTON (AP) — The Cabell-Huntington Health Department is making contact with more than 100 people as it investigates two confirmed cases of tuberculosis.

The agency issued a health advisory Friday regarding both cases, which were confirmed late last week in the Huntington area.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that the department estimates the two infected patients might have exposed 150 people.

While federal privacy laws restrict the agency from releasing the patients' identities and other specifics, officials say they'll be making contact with anyone who had been exposed.

Agency spokeswoman Elizabeth Ayers says the additional tests were precautionary steps and should not cause widespread concern.

Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that's spread through the air attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body, such as the kidney, spine and brain.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.