DRAVOSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Workers at United States Steel Corp.'s Irvin plant will be tested for tuberculosis after a male worker at the facility contracted the lung disease, Allegheny County health officials said.
The voluntary skin tests will be conducted Tuesday on any workers who have had close contact with the affected man, department spokesman Guillermo Cole said.
Anyone with a positive reaction within three days will receive an X-ray to determine if they have active tuberculosis. People who have had the disease at any point in their lives will test positive, but that doesn't mean they have an active version of tuberculosis, Cole said.
Neither the worker's name nor where he works in the plant has been made public.
Officials said the man lives out of the county and is expected to make a full recovery.
Allegheny County had 22 active cases of tuberculosis last year