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Pottawatomie County Health Department
For Release: January __, 2000

Contact: Rod Huffman, Administrator
Pottawatomie County Health Department
Phone: 273-2157

Pottawatomie County Health Department Sets Second Round of Special TB Skin Test Clinics

The Pottawatomie County Health Department announced today that it has set up a second round of special tuberculosis (TB) skin test clinics focused on customers and employees of two Shawnee business establishments.

Health department staff will be at Eldon’s Bar and Grill, 114 South Beard, and Pastimes, 102 N. Market, on Monday, January 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to retest customers and employees who also participated in a TB skin test clinic conducted at the establishments last October. Persons participating in the retesting will be asked to return to the businesses on Thursday, January 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. so health department staff can determine each individual’s results. If a skin test is positive, a chest x-ray or other exams may be recommended.

This round of TB skin testing comes following confirmation of an active TB case in Shawnee last fall. Customers and employees of the two businesses who were in the establishments from 4 p.m. to midnight from May 1 through August 15 may have been exposed to TB and should be tested.

For more information, call the health department at 273-2157.


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