Families React to Tuberculosis Scare in Texas Hospital

Many parents start the process of testing their children after they learn of potential exposure to the disease.
1:20 | 09/23/14

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And the health scare in Texas. Families on edge after learning that over 700 newborns were exposed to tuberculosis at an el Paso hospital last year. David Wright has the story. Reporter: Brittany and her 8-month-old, Carlos, among the first to arrive at this public health clinic Monday. Carlos being tested for potentially deadly tuberculosis. I saw everything, and looked at the dates and call. Reporter: And came straight down. Provident memorial hospital sent letters to hundreds of parents, urging them to report for immediate testing after a worker in the hospital tested positive for the highly contagious disease. It's a skin test, two to three days. More nerves. Reporter: They'll have test number on Wednesday at the earliest. But there are no positive tests so far. The tricky thing about babies, they're so young, the test doesn't work. You want to protect him, and he was minutes old and not able to protect him. It's scary. Reporter: For "Good morning America," David Wright, El Paso, tax. Tough news for new parents.

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