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A year after TB outbreak uncovered, state health officials declare it contained

By Stacey Singer - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

One year after a CDC official described a north Florida tuberculosis outbreak as the worst in the nation in 20 years, the state’s Department of Health has declared the outbreak contained and pulled back on a massive public health surge to find and test over 2,200 “high-priority contacts” of contagious sick people.

With its federal grant now expired, the state said it had found around 60 percent of the 2,261 people on the CDC’s high-priority list, a testament to how difficult fighting contagious diseases can be when they strike people who are intermittently homeless, in jail or abusing drugs.

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