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Dozens of Las Vegas residents exposed to TB
NEVADA -- More than two dozen people in southern Nevada have been infected with Tuberculosis. And they were exposed at a local hospital!
Health officials say an infant was being treated for the disease at Summerlin Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The baby is now quarantined.
Now health officials say new borns who were treated there between May and August are at risk, as well as their families.
Savanah Kaime/Mother "What if people who were in the NICU Unit came out, the postpartum, the nurses, you know a lot of people come in contact with each other and I don't know if my baby was exposed."
Only two of the 26 cases were active Tuberculosis --the contagious form of the disease. One was a family member, the other, a hospital employee.
Health officials say they've already identified the people who could have been exposed.