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Tampa Police find woman with tuberculosis

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Tampa police say they have found a woman who is infected with active tuberculosis and left Tampa General Hospital against medical advice prior to receiving the results of a TB test.

Authorities say they found 43 year old Sarah Williams at near the International House of Pancakes restaurant on South Dale Mabry Highway on Tuesday evening and they say she has been returned to TGH.

Around noon on Sunday, her doctor reported to Tampa police that she had tested positive for the disease. Downtown bicycle officers were notified and they were actively searching for Williams.

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs according to mayoclinic.com.  The bacteria that cause TB are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released in to the air via coughs and sneezes.

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