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December 17, 2015
350 infants possibly exposed to tuberculosis at California hospital
By Dana Ford
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Three hundred and fifty infants were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at a California hospital by a hospital employee.
An additional 368 mothers or parents, and 308 employees were also potentially exposed, a spokeswoman told CNN.
The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose said it was notified in mid-November that one of its employees was suspected of having active tuberculosis. That employee, who worked in the area of the newborn nursery, was placed on leave.