KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are urging anyone who visited a Kokomo Laundromat in recent months to get tested for tuberculosis because a woman who was contagious with the disease had also been there.
Howard County health officials confirmed last week that an employee at a Kokomo's OP Nail Salon had contracted the disease and was contagious for a period of months. The Kokomo woman also visited the Center Road Laundromat, and health officials said anyone who visited the spa or Laundromat from November through February to get tested for TB, the Kokomo Tribune reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/wZXnUf ).
They've opened a free testing clinic in response and are prepared to test about 300 people a day.
They're not yet sure how many people will get tested.
County Health Officer Dr. Donald Zent said there's no current threat to the general public, and those who test positive likely don't have an active case of the disease.