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200 Canton Chicken Plant Workers Getting Tested for Tuberculosis

CANTON, MISS– A former Peco chicken plant employee has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. 

Now 200 Peco workers are being tested for the disease on April 14th.

The Mississippi Department of Health says there’s no threat to public health. After the 200 blood samples are collected and tested, a secondary test will be conducted in a few weeks to double check for tuberculosis.

The Center for Disease Control says the symptoms for tuberculosis are a bad cough lasting more than 3 weeks accompanied by blood or phlegm, chest pain, fatigue, no appetite, and fever.

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