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Woman with Tuberculosis Found

Woman with Tuberculosis Found

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Tampa police say they have found the woman infected with tuberculosis who left the hospital against doctor's orders.

Officers say they found 53-year-old Sarah Williams off Dale Mabry.  Williams tested positive for tuberculosis at Tampa General Hospital Saturday. She left the hospital before receiving results from her tests.

Williams has been returned to medical care and will be kept away from the general public.

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects the lungs. It was not clear whether the woman suffers from latent or active TB. Latent TB is not contagious.

 

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