500 in contact with nursing home to test for TB

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The discovery of two nursing home employees with tuberculosis has led to a drive to test more than 500 workers, residents and former residents for signs of the disease, California health authorities said.

A nurse's assistant and a housekeeper were found to be infected with the potentially deadly disease at Villa Pomerado Skilled Nursing Facility, a 96-bed facility in Poway, CA.
 
Officials with Palomar Pomerado Health, the nursing home's owner, said they have been working to notify past and present employees, residents and visitors.