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TB screening offered at Rotherham Hospital following death

A number of patients at Rotherham Hospital have been offered a test for tuberculosis following the death of a patient who had contracted the disease.

Rotherham NHS said although the risk of infection was low it had offered it as a precautionary measure.

Some staff who work at the hospital have also been reminded of the signs and symptoms.

Close contacts of the person who died have also been offered a test for the disease.

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