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TB Test Shortage Hits Locally
For the second time this year, tuberculousis tests are in short supply nationwide and we're seeing the shortage here locally. The manufacturer of TB tests is having trouble keeping up with demand resulting in a shortage across the United States. Renae Graham with the Morgan County TB Clinic says surrounding counties are experiencing a shortage, particularly Cass County, where five cases of tuberculosis are currently being treated. "CDC has recommended that some of the annual screenings, routine screenings, that they do, that if we don't need to do that, don't do that, but right now, we in Morgan County are very able to provide that," said Graham. The TB test shortage is expected to last until at least the middle of October.