Tuberculosis outbreak: New fight for answers underway concerning closing of Lantana hospital

LANTANA, Fla. -- A new fight for answers is underway concerning the closing of Lantana's A.G. Holley State Hospital.

The hospital was Florida's only facility that specialized in tuberculosis treatment.

But a decision from Gov. Rick Scott prompted the facility to shut down in the beginning of July.

The governor cited a decline in tuberculosis cases since 2010. That's where some of the confusion and questions come in.

Months before that, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an alarming outbreak of TB, resulting in 13 deaths and 99 illnesses.

The hospital could have helped patients that are located in northern Florida.

Now some Florida lawmakers are calling for an official probe,  asking who knew about the outbreak, but still allowed the hospital to shut down.

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