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35 babies exposed to TB in two Sacramento, Solano hospitals
Sacramento Bee

With a sense of urgency, Sacramento and Solano County officials were tracking down the parents of 35 babies Tuesday, warning them that the infants had been exposed to tuberculosis while housed in two hospital neonatal intensive care units.

County and hospital officials hoped to reach all of the parents within the day to warn them that 20 babies in Sacramento County and 15 in Solano County needed testing or immediate antibiotics because their tender ages put them at greater risk of contracting tuberculosis.