SC Senators Looking Into Tuberculosis Outbreak - WSPA.com

SC Senators Looking Into Tuberculosis Outbreak

Posted: Updated:
The Senate Medical Affairs Committee is looking into why it took more than two months for the agency to notify the public. The Senate Medical Affairs Committee is looking into why it took more than two months for the agency to notify the public.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -

South Carolina senators are set to question the director of the state's public health agency about its botched investigation into a tuberculosis outbreak in Greenwood County.

 

The Senate Medical Affairs Committee is looking into why it took more than two months for the agency to notify the public and begin testing children after health officials learned that a school janitor had the contagious disease.

 

Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton has acknowledged the agency messed up. Templeton fired several employees because of the missteps, saying they violated policies and didn't consider the situation urgent.

 

She is first on the agenda of Thursday's hearing. Others set to testify are the Greenwood District 62 superintendent and a Ninety-Six Primary School parent.

 

A dozen people are being treated.

Story by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Family: Joan Rivers On Life Support

    Family: Joan Rivers On Life Support

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:36:46 GMT
    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time."
    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time."
  • Coroner: Security Guards Killed By Shotgun In Greenville Co.

    Coroner: Security Guards Killed By Shotgun In Greenville Co.

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:14:19 GMT
    Autopsy results show two security guards found dead at the old Hollingsworth facility in Greenville were killed by shotgun. The Greenville County coroner released autopsy results Tuesday.
    Autopsy results show two security guards found dead at the old Hollingsworth facility in Greenville were killed by shotgun. The Greenville County coroner released autopsy results Tuesday.
  • Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:21:07 GMT
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.