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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Second tuberculosis case confirmed in Baltimore County

A Baltimore County resident affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, the second case reported in the county this week. County health officials announced the case Friday afternoon, two days after notifying families at Catonsville High School of a case of tuberculosis in their community. The cases are not related, said Monique Lyle, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Department of Health. In both cases, county health officials have tracked down and offered tuberculosis testing to people who were in close contact with those who fell ill. Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria that affect the lungs, causing a bad...