Worcestershire Royal Hospital patients alerted over staff member with TB

Tuesday 03rd September 2019 17:15 EDT

A hospital has written to 349 patients and 129 staff over suspected contact with a healthcare worker with tuberculosis (TB), it has emerged. The letters gave helpline details to the patients treated at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust said it had not identified any patients or staff infected by the worker.

The trust, which was informed of the case by Public Health England in June, said the risk of developing TB was low.

But it urged anyone with symptoms to contact their GP.

The trust added there was "no connection" between the alert at the Worcester hospital and one at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch last year.

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