- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State health officials say they plan to test some employees of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama for tuberculosis after a identifying an infected worker at the automaker’s plant outside Montgomery.

Pam Barrett of the Alabama Department of Public Health says testing and evaluations at the Hyundai plant will begin Tuesday. She says only workers who were in close contact with the infected employee need to be tested.

Pulmonary tuberculosis is an airborne disease that can be spread when someone coughs or even speaks. Symptoms include a bad cough and chest pains. Tuberculosis is treatable, but advanced cases can be deadly.

Hyundai employs an estimated 3,000 workers in Alabama.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide