One employee at a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville Arkansas has tested positive for tuberculosis. Another 64 workers are being tested. Tyson denies there's a problem.
The incident is "not an outbreak, but there has been one person to test positive," said Sheets. He said there is no risk whatsoever of contamination as it relates the plant's products.
Perhaps in a slight nod to the local conditions, the newspaper adds:
TB is most easily transmitted in situations where people are forced to live in close proximity, such as due to poverty.
There's no word on whether the workers are - ahem - "undocumented".
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