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Florida's worst TB outbreak in 20 years ignored

"A Palm Beach Post investigation has found that a CDC officer had reported a tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville, Fla., one of the worst his group had seen in 20 years, but the report went unseen by key decision makers around the state."

"The outbreak, linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, would require concerted action to stop. However, instead of keeping a hospital that has been treating TB for 60 years open, an order went out that the hospital must be closed six months ahead of schedule."

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