TB or Not TB? Metro Warns of Possible Exposure

MetroAccess driver diagnosed with tuberculosis

WASHINGTON -- MetroAccess customers are being warned about possible tuberculosis exposure, according to the transit agency.
A MetroAccess driver tested positive for TB, so Metro is working with the D.C. Health Department to contact customers who may have had contact with the driver.
Metro released the names, numbers, dates of travel, and pickup and drop-off addresses of all customers driven by the driver from April through October, at the request of the D.C. TB Control Program. Employees who may have had contact with the driver also were on the list, Metro said. The list included people from D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
A letter was sent to 762 MetroAccess customers on Nov. 19.
The driver is undergoing treatment and has not driven a bus since his diagnosis, Metro said.
Visit the Mayo Clinic's Web site for information about TB symptoms.
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