Monday, August 27, 2007

GA: Mexican national with active, contagious TB refuses treatment

Teen jailed for TB denied having disease, officials say
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
When doctors told Francisco Santos he had tuberculosis Friday, health officials said the Gwinnett County 17-year-old refused to believe it.
Then the wiry, dark-haired youth refused to submit to any treatment. Worse, he said he was walking out of the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville and heading back to his home country of Mexico, officials said.


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