Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wisconsin Appeals Court says City can Confine Persons with Tuberculosis in Jail until Treated for Contagious Disease

The Wisconsin 1st District Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a city can confine a person with tuberculosis in jail until that person receives treatment for the disease.  The court agreed with an argument by the city of Milwaukee that the homeless individual was a danger to herself and the community because the bacterial infection can easily spread through the air.  The court ordered the homeless person confined for nine months. Source:  WISN-TV, Milwaukee, themilwaukeechannel.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 29, 2006, reo).

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