Here is a scary story! A resident in an Arizona nursing home was battling an active case of tuberculosis (TB) and passed the disease to several others before dying this fall, according to local health department officials. The health department was notified on Nov. 5 and began an investigation, which turned up a number of people who had been infected.
Most states require testing for TB before admission to a nursing home. The symptoms of active TB include weight loss, fever, weakness and night sweats.
Nursing homes need to do a better job screening for, detecting, and treating infectious diseases!