Tuberculosis confirmed at Central Prison

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Thursday, August 06, 2015. BMG: While not an “outbreak” as some fear, officials of the Belize Central Prison have confirmed a single case of the viral disease tuberculosis inside the prison walls.

That person has been place in quarantine and is said to be recovering. The quick action negates rumors that the virus has spread or claimed a life.

The concerns were raised after inmates of the prison contacted their immediate family members and informed them of an outbreak of the deadly virus in the prison.

Belize Media Group now understands that this is a single case. No information has been provided as to how the disease got in.

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