A woman who cares for patients at UW Hospital and Veterans Hospital in Madison has tuberculosis.
Doctor Dennis Maki, an infectious disease specialist at the hospital, says it's a potentially deadly lung disease, which spreads through close contact.
The woman's co-workers are now being tested along with a hundred patients who she may have attended at both hospitals. But the doctor believes the risk of others becoming infected is low.
Dr. Maki says the woman didn't have the symptoms typical of TB, so it's not clear whether she was ever actually contagious. He says she likely caught the disease from a patient whose T-B hadn't yet been diagnosed. She is now on antibiotics and recovering well at home.