|Published: 12:06 AM, 10/27/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Circuit Court Judge Rex Ogle and a state health
official said Friday, Oct. 26 that there is no cause for the public to be
alarmed over potential widespread cases of tuberculosis because of an infected
woman currently quarantined at the Newport Medical Center.
"Everybody at risk has been contacted and
tested," said Gail Harmon, a state health official. Harmon is the
Assistant Regional Director for the East Tennessee Department of Health located
Harmon said she did not know the results of the TB tests.
The Tennessee Supreme Court appointed Judge Ogle to
oversee the case after Cocke County General Sessions Judge John Bell recused
The Cocke County woman, whose identity is being not being
made public due to HIPPA and other privacy laws, was "picked up
(civilly)" on Friday, Oct. 19, and transported to a special room at the
Newport Medical Center, as ordered by Judge Bell, and held for five days.
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