- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Officials at a hospital where a nurse assistant exposed more than 750 infants to tuberculosis say they didn’t learn of the worker’s symptoms until July during her annual screening.

However, officials of the Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso say they didn’t identify the symptoms as those of tuberculosis.

At a Tuesday evening news conference, Sierra Providence CEO Eric Evans said the aministration “should have done more” with the symptoms. On Tuesday, the hospital submitted a corrective action plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and expects its approval.

The employee tested positive for active tuberculosis in late August and was placed on leave. So far, 502 of the exposed children are scheduled for testing and all are expected to be screened in about three weeks.

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