It is the County Health Department that is in charge of public health and safety, not the McDonalds at Carolina Beach. Since the RUMOR, because nothing at all is confirmed, is that it was one (and only one) person who was SUSPECTED to have the live TB disease happens to have worked there, does not mean the restaurant should have closed. If our County Health Department, who have been trained to handle situations like this, deemed this incident to not be a public risk. If your FEAR of the unknown is the reason why they should have closed, then every doctor's office or Urgent Care who initially treats a suspected case of TB would also need to close each time that happens. How do you know that the patient that was in the room before isn't infected with TB. Should the Health Department have to close every time they see a TB patient under their care? Leave the decisions for public health to the experts.
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