November 28, 2014


33 tested for tuberculosis after possible exposure at Elyria bars

ELYRIA – Thirty-three people were tested for tuberculosis yesterday after patrons of Pudge’s Place and Boomers Bar were informed that they may have been exposed to the disease.

The Mercy TB Clinic sent out a press release Tuesday indicating that a person, who was a frequent patron of both bars, had been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, otherwise known as TB.

The disease could be deadly if untreated, but most of those affected by it can be cured, according to Mercy. The person who was diagnosed is expected to make a full recovery, but the Mercy TB Clinic, with the help of the Ohio Department of Health, is now working to contain the disease.

Free testing was conducted at Pudge’s Place and Boomers Bar Tuesday, which resulted in 33 patrons being tested, Mercy spokeswoman LeeAnn Hastings said.

The Mercy TB Clinic is still encouraging those who visited the bars from Dec. 1 through April 9 to be tested.

Free testing will also be offered at the Mercy TB Clinic, 1800 Livingston Ave., Building B, Suite 318, in Lorain. Tests will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and they will be read 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.


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  • unclewicked

    Don’t be fooled people!

    It’s a government plot to test you for GAY!

    • terri

      What the heck are you talking about there is no test to determain if yor GAY ..

      • unclewicked

        That’s what THEY want you to believe!

  • Sis Delish

    If there was a food truck downtown, we could of infected many, many more.

    • Phil Blank

      What, you don’t think the health dept. makes all employees be tested before working with the public?

      There is no proof one way or the other that the infected man ate at a food truck.

    • Greg White

      There will be every Thursday!

    • Sis Delish

      Super Troll: Sis Delish with Yellow Avatar.

  • Erasmus Bat

    If they’re “regulars” of Pudge’s and Boomers – I suggest they also be tested for the crabs

  • SniperFire

    Not sure what you expect if you hang out in bars with smelly, homeless guys.

  • golfingirl

    I heard that of the 33 who came in to be tested, 32 of them thought it was a test for a TV.

    They demanded their flat screen following their test. A disturbance broke out and the $700,000 annual budget, paid by taxpayers, was used to provide gift cards to Best Buy, so they could go pick one up.

    The other one stated it was the first test he ever passed, and he didn’t even study.