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TB hits Las Vegas

(AP photo/Matt York)
(AP photo/Matt York)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas public health officials say dozens of people linked to a tuberculosis outbreak at a neonatal unit have tested positive for the disease.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported on Monday that of the 977 people tested, 59 showed indications of the disease, though all but two of the cases are latent — meaning patients don't show symptoms and aren't contagious.

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