Friday, April 18, 2008

City of Atlanta Notified of Former Detainee with Tuberculosis

On Wednesday, April 16, 2008, the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections was informed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that a detainee that was in the custody of the Atlanta City Detention Center March 7-11, 2008 was discovered to have had active Tuberculosis. After being informed, the City of Atlanta collaborated with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness and began to follow CDC protocol.

The detainee has since been deported.

As a result of this circumstance, all inmates and staff who may have been in contact with the detainee during that period of time are currently being tested for possible TB exposure. All corrections employees that would like to be tested may choose to do so. Once test results are returned in 72 hours, a treatment plan will be determined with the primary physician if necessary.

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