Active Tuberculosis Case Found At Mule Creek State Prison

Active Tuberculosis Case Found At Mule Creek State Prison

Amador County Public Health is currently conducting an investigation of an active Tuberculosis (TB) case at Mule Creek State Prison. The Health Department is working with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Mule Creek State Prison, as well as the California Department of Health Tuberculosis Branch. Mule Creek is following all local health department medical and health guidance and is fully cooperating with the case. According to Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer, TB control measures, case treatment, and thorough investigations have been instituted in close collaboration with Mule Creek Officials. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that usually affects the lungs. TB bacteria are spread from person to person through the air and are transmitted when a person with TB coughs, sneezes, laughs, or sings.

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