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23% of NY Prisoners Test Positive for TB
Thomas A. Coughlin, the Commissioner of Correctional Services, released the data. The tests included nearly all prison personnel and prisoners. Of the 55,000 prisoners tested, 12,530 showed positive results, meaning that they had been exposed to the bacteria that cause TB.
Of the 20,000 employees tested, 1,736 had positive results.
New York Times
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