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Feds Warn Thousands May Be Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic In Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, February 22, 2013

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The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.

KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen went downtown in search of people who may have been exposed.

John Williams started living at the Weingart shelter on LA’s Skid Row two weeks ago. Before he could be admitted, he had to undergo a screening for tuberculosis.

“They make you go get checked before you get into one of these programs because they don’t want it spread out in there,” Williams said.

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