Now here is a woman that ought to be welcomed with open arms in, say, Florida or East Texas.
Recent X-rays of her lungs were so bad, doctors thought she had cancer.
>>>A woman in Washington state is facing electronic home monitoring and possible jail time after spending the past year willfully violating multiple court orders to have her active, contagious case of tuberculosis treated and to stay in isolation while doing so.
Last week, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced that it was "monitoring
" a case of active tuberculosis in a county woman who had refused treatment.
"Most people we contact are happy to get the treatment they need," Nigel Turner, division director of Communicable Disease Control, said in a press announcement last week. "Occasionally people refuse treatment and isolation. When that happens, we take steps to help keep the community safe."
But reporting by The News Tribune
discovered that the woman's refusal to heed public health guidance is a long-standing challenge for local officials. Documents filed in the Pierce County Superior Court and reviewed by the Tribune found that the woman's first court order for involuntary isolation dates back more than a year ago, to January 19, 2022. ...<<<