Eva Knott 10:44 a.m., May 18
"Next Stop: Center for Infectious Diseases."
County health officials have teamed up with transit officials to notify bus riders that they may have caught something other than just the bus while riding from June 1 to September 14. They may have contracted Tuberculosis as well.
Officials from the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency suspect a person that was recently diagnosed with the infectious bacteria may have exposed others by hopping on MTS bus route 860.
A warning has been issued for those persons who traveled on the 6:35 am route 860 from Carmel Mountain Ranch as well as those riders on the 4:10 pm 860 bus from Pacific Highway toward North County.
“Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease, but when it does occur, it can be treated and cured with medication. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the spread of TB to others. These are all reasons why it’s important to identify those who have been exposed,” said County Public Health Officer, Wilma Wooten.
The County and MTS recommend bus riders on that route get tested for TB.