Baltimore buildings evacuated due to possible TB release


However, Willis said staff will be retrained and policies reviewed because of the incident.

The Baltimore City Fire Department is now investigating the release of tuberculosis, which was being transported in an internal bridge connecting two cancer research buildings, according to a statement from Kim Hoppe, a spokesperson for the hospital.

Additionally, the frozen sample inside the tube was the equivalent of a "few drops", according to King.

"In fact, we have determined that there is actually no risk, zero risk to anybody involved", King told the outlet. "We want to thank our employees for their quick response to the situation as well as the Baltimore City Fire Department". Sometimes the germ tends to lie dormant within the body, without causing the disease or spreading. The AIDS-causing HIV virus weakens the immune system that it is unable to fight the tuberculosis bacteria, according to Mayo Clinic. The disease is also considered extremely contagious.

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He was soon waived, and later that year signed a contract with the Ironi Nes Ziona, a team in the Israeli Super League. For the past few years, he had bounced back and forth between Khimki and Anadolu Efes in Turkey.

Two cancer research buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital complex in downtown Baltimore were evacuated Thursday afternoon after "small amount of tuberculosis" might have been accidentally released, a hospital spokesperson said.

Baltimore firefighters on Thursday cleared people out of two medical research buildings due to tuberculosis contamination, but authorities later said there was no risk of infection to anyone and the evacuation order was lifted.

The most recent data from the CDC shows that tuberculosis cases have seen a decline in recent years, with just 9,272 cases reported in the United States in 2016.

Johns Hopkins has its own tuberculosis research center, which has programs around the world in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and South Africa that studies the efficacy of various treatments versus prevention. Earlier this year at a U.S. Army research facility at Ft.