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on August 5, 2009

Alabama leaders meet to tackle TB fears

City and state officials do what they can to ensure safety after a tuberculosis outbreak.

Albertville, Ala., Mayor Lindsey Lyons met with Alabama State Department of Public Health representatives and city leaders of Albertville, Boaz and Guntersville to ease fears raised by reports of a tuberculosis outbreak at the Wayne Farms poultry plant.

Sandmountainreporter.com stated one person at Wayne Farms was an "active case." Those who tested positive for the bacteria had been given preventive medication.

Speaking about the meeting, Lyons said he was pleased with the manner in which the Alabama State Department of Health was working to contain the bacteria. However, he added that he was disappointed because no one from the poultry industry attended the meeting.

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