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Wayne Post
  • Public Health welcomes TB clinician

  • Wayne County Public Health welcomed Dr.Gary Wahl, to the WCPH Tuberculosis (TB) Program.

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  • Wayne County Public Health welcomed Dr.Gary Wahl, to the WCPH Tuberculosis (TB) Program.
    Dr. Wahl is a Pulmonologist with the RGH Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Group. Wayne County Public Health is excited for this new partnership.
    The mission of WCPH TB program is to provide surveillance,control and prevention of Tuberculosis in Wayne County. The program is staffed with a full time nurse, Veronica LaFave-Boughton.
    TB clinics providing testing and lung clinics are held regularly at our Nye Rd, Lyons facility. Nursing visits, when necessary, can be made in the early morning, during daytime hours, or during the evening to accommodate our clients. Interpreters are available for individuals who need them to assist with interviews.
    March 24 is a day to remind us that Tuberculosis remains in the community. TB can become active years later after exposure to someone with tuberculosis disease. Proper testing can help eliminate tuberculosis from the world. One third of the world’s population is currently infected with TB. There were approximately 1.4 million TB-related deaths worldwide. TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected. If you would like information about testing, call your local health department.
    Symptoms of active Tuberculosis: Productive cough lasting greater then two weeks, bloody sputum, unexplained fatigue or weight loss, night sweats, fever and chest pain.
    For more information please call us at 946-5749.

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