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How do I report a restaurant sous chef that I think has Tuberculosis and stay incognito?

This person is white as a ghost, takes constant baths (I can hear through the apartment walls very easily), gets out of the bathtub often to cough, gag and spit stuff out. I know he spits stuff out because I then hear the toilet flush. This is not a cold because he has lived there one year. His girl friend says he has gastritis. I have Googled symptoms for TB and Gastritis. Only TB qualifies. His coughing, gagging, spitting and sometimes vomiting tells me something else is going on. He is a sous chef at a Cuban restaurant. I fear he is contaminating restaurant workers and customers, as well as the apartment he lives in. I would like to hear from someone who is savvy about pulmonary and/or infectious diseases. The management here doesn't care about anything, so telling them is out of the question. I don't want to get in trouble for reporting someone in error and cause them to lose their job or possibly file a lawsuit against me. Will the health department keep my name private?

Asked By: Betty Boop - 7/13/2007
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From the symptoms you list, I certainly would not jump to conclusions. Does he have the 'standard' symptoms- ++weight loss, fever, anorexia, blood in sputum, etc.? People can't have infectious TB for one year- he'd be dead by now if it was TB. As well, your local health department would've already gotten involved if... More
Answered By: Queen - 7/14/2007
Additional Answers (8)
YES JUST ASK THAT YOU REMAIN ANONYMOUS
Answered By: shawtnsweet77 - 7/13/2007
 
Call The Department Of Health.
Answered By: emtd65 - 7/13/2007
 
Contact your local CDC it is annonymous
Answered By: Enigma - 7/13/2007
 
wow, i would hate to be a costumer there. If I were you I'd say something...an Anonymous note! I've done anonymous letters and it made a difference.
Answered By: get dent - 7/13/2007
 
Maybe he smokes? You can always report anonymously to the the county health department, but just because someone h***s up gunk doesn't mean they have TB.
Answered By: pepper - 7/13/2007
 
why don't you nosey people just stay out of other people's lifes. How would you like someone poking his nose in your business? That's the trouble with the people in this world, they think they are the policeman of the world. Mind your own business
Answered By: w00189wr - 7/13/2007
 
i would call the health dept. and block my number, and tell them that you dont want you name released! they have to keep it totally confidental.
Answered By: danielle d - 7/13/2007
 
local CDC or Health Dept... More
Answered By: kkoe - 7/13/2007
 
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