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Maternity hospital in TB screening.

FORTY mothers and babies at a maternity hospital are to be screened for tuberculosis after a suspected case of the infection was confirmed, health chiefs said today.

Greater Glasgow NHS Board said a pregnant woman at the city's Princess Royal maternity hospital was being treated with antibiotics and was in a stable condition.

Mothers and babies recently discharged from the ward have been offered antibiotics as a precautionary measure.

Any of them who came into contact with the patient when she was admitted in December 2002 have been offered skin testing.

The board's consultant in public health medicine, Dr Jim McMenamin, said there should be no cause for alarm as the risk of catching TB was low.
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