LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials are urging tuberculosis tests for hundreds of babies, family members and staff who were at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center's neonatal intensive care unit this summer.
Southern Nevada Health District officials say they want to take extra precautions after the death of a mother and her twin babies.
Authorities are contacting parents of about 140 babies who were at the hospital's NICU unit between mid-May and mid-August, and have set up a temporary clinic to test them.
Tests have revealed 26 TB infections, although most don't show symptoms and aren't contagious. All 26 are being treated.
Health officials say it's unlikely that the babies who may have been exposed will come down with the disease.
It's believed the woman contracted TB through an unpasteurized dairy product from Latin America.
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