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Public health officials: No tuberculosis in Grand County

There are no current cases of tuberculosis in Grand County, according to Brene Belew-LaDue, director of Grand County Public Health, as of Monday afternoon.

Belew-LaDue’s confirmation comes on the heels of a Grand County Board of Commissioners meeting early last week where public health officials met with commissioners in a closed-door meeting to discuss issues away from the general public. That executive session cited C.R.S. 25-4-511, a state statute that specifically pertains to tuberculosis and lays confidentiality requirements related to investigations of tuberculosis cases.

Shortly after the meeting adjourned, Belew-LaDue told Sky-Hi News she could neither confirm nor deny the existence of any tuberculosis cases in Grand County, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a federal patient healthcare privacy law.



Officials from public health did not respond to follow-up questions this week regarding whether or not tuberculosis tests were conducted on any Grand County residents over the past week.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a tuberculosis skin test requires a waiting period of 48 to 72 hours between administration of the test and when results become available.


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