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Oct 31, 2013

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An employee who worked in the maternity ward of a Manhattan hospital tested positive for tuberculosis, setting off a search for anyone who might have come in contact with the infected worker, including dozens of newborn babies.

Officials at Roosevelt Hospital in Midtown declined to provide details about when the worker became sick, how many people might have been exposed or when they first started reaching out to patients and staff to inform them of their possible exposure to the disease.

But they said they believed the risk that other people had been infected was minimal.

“Few individuals exposed to someone with TB become infected because infection generally occurs after continuous exposure over several hours,” the hospital said in a statement. “Still, we are taking the extraordinary precautions that we have to address this issue.”

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