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Published: Tuesday, 4/3/2001

Tuberculosis discovered in 3 Lima prison inmates

LIMA, Ohio - Three inmates at the Allen Correctional Institution have been removed from the state prison after tests showed they have tuberculosis.

Andrea Dean, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, said the entire prison population and staff were screened for the infectious disease, and 63 tested positive.

Further testing performed on those 63 showed that three inmates have active cases of tuberculosis.

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