Arrested: Washington State Woman Refuses TB Treatment and Faces Jail Time

A Washington state woman with tuberculosis who had been refusing treatment has finally been arrested and is set to receive medical attention behind bars. The arrest comes after an arrest warrant had been issued months ago and the woman continued to resist. She is now facing at least 45 days in jail to receive treatment. The Tacoma woman had been detained by health officials after she refused medical treatment for her TB. Her condition had become a public health issue as she continued to refuse treatment and potentially spread the disease. The woman’s arrest has been welcomed by health officials, who now hope to contain the spread of the disease.