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).