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Two tuberculosis cases investigated at Florida Blue

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Updated: 12/25/2013 12:48 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County Health Department says they are working with health care provider Florida Blue, after two of their Southside workers tested positive for tuberculosis.

Health Department officials tell Action News a routine contact investigation is underway to figure exactly who the two workers have recently come in contact with.

Charles Griggs of the Duval County Health Department stresses there is no immediate threat to any Florida Blue employees.

We reached out to the health insurance giant, and they provided the following response:

"We are working with the DOH to offer TB screening to employees. We will also be hosting a company meeting with the DOH to address employee questions and concerns."

Officials say somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 cases were reported to the health department this year, a drop of more than 30 percent from 2012.
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