By Mia McDONALD
Prevention of TB
On January 8, 2016, Oregon Zoo staff were recently infected with the disease after being around infected elephants. There were 3 elephants that had TB but luckily did not pass it on to visitors, only the 8 staff members that came in close contact with them.West central Alabama suffers through major outbreak of TB. It has been going on for a year, starting in Perry County. As of January 13, 2016, case rate for Marion was 253 people per 100,000 population, which is much higher than the 2.5 per 100,000 for the state of Alabama in 2015
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