TB Confirmed at Boyd County Detention Center

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An inmate at the Boyd County Detention Center has a confirmed case of Tuberculosis (TB), according to the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department.

Test results confirmed the positive test late Thursday afternoon.

The Health Department says the inmate is now in isolation and provided care for TB.

The agency also says that during the investigation, it was discovered that jail staff, law enforcement officials and inmates may have been exposed to the ill individual.

These individuals are being provided TB skin tests to test for illness. If illness is discovered, the individuals will be treated.

There was no risk to the general public from this case.

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