Call to Customers at Two Elyria Bars: Get Tested for TB

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(courtesy: MGN Online)

ELYRIA, Ohio– People who are frequent customers at two bars in Elyria are being asked to get tested for tuberculosis after a city resident was diagnosed with the disease.

In a press release, the Mercy TB Clinic said it has identified two locations where the individual often visited.

According to Mercy, if you frequented either Boomers Bar or Pudge’s Place on Broad St. in Elyria between Dec. 1, 2013 and April 9, 2014, you should get tested.

Free, on-site testing was available at the Mercy TB Clinic Tuesday and will be available Friday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is located at 1800 Livingston Ave., Building B, Suite 318 in Lorain.

Tests will be read Monday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the clinic.

You can call the Mercy TB Clinic at 440-244-3017 for testing details.

The person diagnosed with TB is being treated at the clinic in Lorain and is expected to make a full recovery.

Mercy said that tuberculosis or TB is a rare but serious disease which usually affects the lungs and is spread through the air by close, prolonged contact when a person coughs, speaks, laughs or sings.

It is not transmitted through casual contact or contact with surfaces. Almost all cases are curable with medication.

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