Elephants infected seven Oregon zoo workers with tuberculosis: CDC

By Courtney Sherwood KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (Reuters) – Seven employees of an Oregon zoo contracted tuberculosis from three elephants in their care in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The staff members at the Oregon Zoo in Portland were infected with a latent form of the respiratory illness and therefore displayed no symptoms and were not contagious, a report published by the CDC said. The report was issued two days after a U.S. judge ordered the CDC to release documents on tuberculosis in elephants to animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

January 9, 2016 1:41 am

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