CDC blames man's death on Greenwood TB outbreak

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 6:49 PM

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) -- Federal health officials say the death of a 79-year-old man earlier this year is linked to the outbreak of tuberculosis at a Greenwood County school, but he did not die of the disease.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the man died in April at a Georgia hospital, and an autopsy determined he had tuberculosis.  

Health officials say the man sang in a band with the janitor who is suspected of spreading germs around Ninety-Six Primary School.  

The singer's family indicated the men performed together until December, when his already-deteriorating health rapidly declined.
 

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