Arrest Warrant Issued for Washington Woman with Tuberculosis Refusing Treatment
A woman in Tacoma, Washington is facing an arrest warrant for refusing to undergo tuberculosis treatment. The warrant comes after multiple reports of the woman, who has not been named, breaking quarantine and disregarding medical advice.
According to MyNorthwest, the woman was diagnosed with tuberculosis last year and was instructed to undergo treatment to contain the spread of the disease. However, she consistently failed to comply with medical guidance, which includes staying isolated and completing medication.
The case drew attention from the public and the media after several reports of the woman breaking quarantine and attending public events. She reportedly continued to attend church services, family gatherings, and even a school function despite being advised not to do so.
The woman’s decision to ignore medical advice and put others at risk prompted a judge to issue an arrest warrant for her. The warrant directs law enforcement officials to arrest the woman and bring her to court for a hearing.
The case highlights the importance of following medical advice and complying with quarantine measures, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tuberculosis is a highly infectious disease that can spread rapidly if left unchecked. Treatment is crucial to containing the spread of the disease and protecting public health.