St. Luke's Roosevelt maternity ward has TB scare

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(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Babies and parents who were admitted to the maternity ward at St. Luke's Roosevelt may have been exposed to tuberculosis, the Morningside Heights hospital said Wednesday.

An employee who works in the ward tested positive for the bacterial infection and they immediately began sending letters to patients, the hospital said in a statement.

"Few individuals exposed to someone with TB...

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