LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A culture of tuberculosis is said to have broken at the CHI St. Vincent Infirmary lab on Tuesday.
Officials say they took immediate precautions and steps to determine if patients, visitors or staff were at risk.
The hospital also contacted the state's department of health. At this time, they believe everyone is safe.
Jeffrey Slatton with CHI St. Vincent released the following statement on Tuesday:
"CHI St. Vincent took immediate precautions after a culture of TB broke in our lab. Appropriate steps were taken to determine if patients, visitors or staff were at risk. We then took additional precautions and contacted the Arkansas Department of Health. Safety is our top priority and our procedures were followed to ensure everyone was protected."
More details will be released as they become available.