Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Possible Tuberculosis exposure causes Hazmat situation at Johns Hopkins

Baltimore: hospital evacuated due to tuberculosis threat – reports Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex Evacuated — Hazmat Situation for Possible Tuberculosis
Celia Hoffman | 07 July, 2018, 01:09

Vials of the unsafe tuberculosis bacteria broke at Johns Hopkins Hospital Thursday, causing a stir of activity around the complex as hazmat personnel tried to contain any contamination of the bacteria that is known to cause life-threatening illness.

According to WBAL, the incident involved a small vial of a frozen sample of tuberculosis being dropped onto the floor and having its lid fall off. The drop occurred in the internal bridge that connects the hospital's Cancer Research Building 1 to its Cancer Research Building 2 - a non-patient area of the hospital. The Baltimore City Fire Department is now on-scene at 1500 block of Jefferson Street.

Hospital employees said that a fire alarm was pulled and they were told to evacuate.

A building at Johns Hopkins Hospital was evacuated Thursday due to possible tuberculosis contamination, according to the hospital.

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The building's air circulation systems were shut down shortly after the sample exposure to prevent the airborne disease from spreading, effectively isolating it.

The two buildings remained off limits for several hours, and were reopened after public safety officials and infectious disease experts gave the all-clear, according to the report. Symptoms of TB infection include fever and bloody coughing, and treatment can take six months or even longer. It has always been on the decline in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were 9,272 U.S. cases in 2016.

The release prompted the evacuation of both Hopkins research buildings in the early afternoon. Because of its knack for picking on the immunocompromised, TB is much more unsafe and occasionally fatal for people who also have HIV.

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