Mo. Senate Passes Bill to Increase Tuberculosis Screenings and Penalize Spreading the Disease

On February 14, the Missouri Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill requiring TB screening for more people and allow prosecution of those who spread the disease. Sponsored by Republican Sen. David Sater, a pharmacist from Cassville, Mo., the legislation would direct universities and colleges to develop TB screenings for faculty and students who were considered at “high risk” of contracting the disease.