The Mercy TB Clinic conducted TB screenings for frequent patrons of Boomers Bar and Pudge’s Place at the two establishments on Tuesday after a patron last week was diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
Additionally, tests were offered at the Mercy TB Clinic on Friday, and 246 individuals were tested.
The Mercy TB Clinic recommended that anyone who had visited the bar between Dec. 1 and April 9 receive the testing.
The man who was diagnosed reportedly was homeless and living beneath a crawlspace at Pudge’s Place. As a result, the county may have to pay for his treatment.
Mercy spokeswoman Lee Ann Hastings said the cost would depend on how the patient responded to treatment.
As a precautionary measure, Mercy TB Clinic staff will return to the bars to perform follow-up testing in eight to 10 weeks, according to a news release.