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Policewoman contracts TB

A 30-YEAR-OLD policewoman was admitted to Kyperounta hospital on Saturday with a case of tuberculosis, acting police spokeswoman Nicoletta Tirimou said.

One of the woman’s symptoms was a constant cough and she claimed to have contracted the disease from an Iranian female detainee she had been guarding.

Tirimou said that the 30-year-old would have to remain in hospital for two months so that all the necessary tests could be carried out. All those who came in contact with the policewoman and the Iranian woman will have to also undergo tests at Kyperounta hospital to establish whether or not they have contracted the disease.

Tirimou said the Iranian woman had been held for just one day on July 16 and had been deported the following day for being in Cyprus illegally.

The Iranian woman had not reported feeling unwell according to Tirimou.

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