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No more cases of tuberculosis found after Hormel worker diagnosed

Mower County officials testing Hormel employees and residents for tuberculosis say all results so far have come back negative. The investigation comes after a worker at the Austin, Minn. plant was diagnosed with the disease last week. Tuberculosis is a threat to people, but does not affect food safety.
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No one else has tested positive for tuberculosis after a Hormel employee in Austin was diagnosed with the disease last week, the Star Tribune reports. All tests conducted on the worker's immediate family and co-workers in the same section of the plant have come back negative.

The newspaper says there have been 96 cases of tuberculosis reported in the state from January through August, most involved people born in other countries.

Tuberculosis is not considered to be a threat to food safety.

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