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Published May 16, 2013, 03:12 PM

26 active TB cases have been linked to Grand Forks outbreak

North Dakota health officials say a total of 26 cases of active tuberculosis have been linked to an outbreak that originated in the Grand Forks area.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

North Dakota health officials say a total of 26 cases of active tuberculosis have been linked to an outbreak that originated in the Grand Forks area.

Officials say that the total includes two TB cases in 2010, 20 cases in 2012, and 4 cases so far in 2013.

Twenty-three of those cases have been in Grand Forks County. Three other cases in Cass and Stutsman counties have been linked back to the Grand Forks outbreak.

Health officials have linked the outbreak to homeless visitors who exposed a family who gave them shelter.

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