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Health office shares tuberculosis concerns

RITZVILLE – The rise in tuberculosis cases in Washington state has the Adams County health officer concerned.

During a Wednesday, May 11, meeting with county commissioners serving as the board of health, Dr. Alex Brzezny discussed his concerns.

Tuberculosis cases are rising in the state, including Adams County, Brzezny said. At issue is the care and handling of patients in the county jail, and also monitoring patients who may not cooperate with treatment, after they are released.

Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner was also present for the discussion. As sheriff, he oversees jail operations.

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