The Maverick County Hospital District, Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers and a Physician’s office had to go through the Tuberculosis Protocols after a individual had been signaled out as potentially been infected by the Mycobacterium TB disease.
What’s known is that an individual had been referred to the Hospital District to go through the Medical Financial Assistance Program and Physicians Specialty Group. MCHD CEO Terri Patlan Contreras states that the individual was then set up for a surgical procedure and it’s there when through blood exams conducted that the potential problem was spotted.
“It’s there that the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers(FDRMC) took the proper procedures and reported the issue and the protocols were then set in motion. The departments / individuals that came into contact with the individual were tested and all came out negative.” added Contreras
The district followed all protocol and issued out incident reports as per employee health policy and have been submitted to the Texas Association of counties. The exposure has been reported to the Texas Department of Health Services by the FDRMC. At the end the investigation found that the patient luckily, did not have Tuberculosis but every action and precaution required to be taken was set into motion by all medical organizations involved.
The Texas Department of Health Services reports show that there have been 25 Tuberculosis cases from 2012 to 2016 in Maverick County. During 2012 there were 10 cases, in 2013 there were 3 cases, in 2014 there were 9 cases reported,during 2015 there were 6 cases and in 2016 there were 7 cases reported.