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      TB test information:           The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore requests all Zoo staff and Volunteers get screened for
      Tuberculosis (TB) annually. TB is an illness that is zoonotic, meaning that it transfers readily between humans and other animals.
      The regular screening of both people and animals helps keep TB from endangering our Zoo community.

      A TB test is skin test that screens for exposure to Tuberculosis. It is not a vaccine and provides no immunity to tuberculosis. A
      TB test simply shows whether or not your body carries antigens against TB that would be present if you had been exposed to the
      illness at some point. The test is a simple small injection to the forearm and must be “read” 48 hours after administration.

      A positive TB test is not necessarily the end of your Zoo service, but it will need to be properly followed up with your family
      doctor. A written letter from your doctor declaring you to not be of risk to spread TB can clear you for volunteer service. Some
      family doctors will require a chest x-ray to confirm your healthy condition. You can get your TB test administered by health care
      provider of your choice, or below is information on a local clinic that offers free walk-in TB testing:

                   Maryland General Health Link, TB Clinic
                   821 N Eutaw; Professional Building Room 107
                   (410) 225-2000 x821
                   TB tests given from 8am-4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday as walk-ins.

      In addition to TB screening, we request you be current with your Tetanus shot. A copy of health records documenting your
      latest Tetanus shot will meet this request. Some volunteer positions require additional health screening; you will be informed if
      your position is one of them. Thank you for helping to keep the Zoo a safe and healthy place to be.

      Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Volunteer Office
      443-552-5265, volunteers@marylandzoo.org




      TB test information:                     The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore requests all Zoo staff and Volunteers get screened for
      Tuberculosis (TB) annually. TB is an illness that is zoonotic, meaning that it transfers readily between humans and other animals.
      The regular screening of both people and animals helps keep TB from endangering our Zoo community.

      A TB test is skin test that screens for exposure to Tuberculosis. It is not a vaccine and provides no immunity to tuberculosis. A
      TB test simply shows whether or not your body carries antigens against TB that would be present if you had been exposed to the
      illness at some point. The test is a simple small injection to the forearm and must be “read” 48 hours after administration.

      A positive TB test is not necessarily the end of your Zoo service, but it will need to be properly followed up with your family
      doctor. A written letter from your doctor declaring you to not be of risk to spread TB can clear you for volunteer service. Some
      family doctors will require a chest x-ray to confirm your healthy condition. You can get your TB test administered by health care
      provider of your choice, or below is information on a local clinic that offers free walk-in TB testing:

                      Maryland General Health Link, TB Clinic
                      821 N Eutaw; Professional Building Room 107
                      (410) 225-2000 x821
                      TB tests given from 8am-4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday as walk-ins.

      In addition to TB screening, we request you be current with your Tetanus shot. A copy of health records documenting your
      latest Tetanus shot will meet this request. Some volunteer positions require additional health screening; you will be informed if
      your position is one of them. Thank you for helping to keep the Zoo a safe and healthy place to be.

      Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Volunteer Office
      443-552-5265, volunteers@marylandzoo.org

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