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Baltimore buildings evacuated due to possible TB release

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposureMore Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposureMore
Anna Jefferson | 07 July, 2018, 01:06

"There was a small tube that contained a frozen sample, and it was dropped and the lid came off while the sample was still frozen inside", Dr. Landon King, executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told the outlet.

Kim Hoppe, a spokeswoman with Johns Hopkins Medicine, said a small sample of frozen tuberculosis was "inadvertently released" in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings that don't connect to the hospital.

Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark said people were allowed back into the research buildings by late afternoon. Staff were prevented from re-entering the building.

Tuberculosis is a highly contagious bacteria that can be spread through the air. With hazmat equipment equipped, safety officials and disease experts cleared the buildings and determined that there was no danger to staff.

Tuberculosis is an incredibly infectious and deadly disease. Symptoms of TB infection include fever and bloody coughing, and treatment can take six months or even longer.

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In 2016, 10.4 million people around the world developed TB illness, and there were 1.7 million deaths, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination.

But authorities later confirmed "that there was no risk to anyone on campus", Hoppe said.

Hospital officials say they believe an unspecified number of individuals were exposed to tuberculosis at the health facility at around 12:20 pm EST.

Almost a dozen Baltimore city fire vehicles surrounded the hospital's cancer research center.

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