Bingo hall patrons warned of potential tuberculosis exposure

SAN DIEGO --Public health officials are warning anyone who visited Viejas Bingo near Alpine on a range of dates from May to August that they may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

According to the county Health and Human Services Agency, a person who regularly visited the bingo hall tested positive for the bacterial illness and could potentially have exposed others who were in close and prolonged contact with the individual. Citing privacy concerns, the person’s identity — including gender, age and occupation — were not released, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Located across the street from Viejas Casino just off Interstate 8, the bingo hall is in the Viejas Outlets shopping center on Willows Road.

Possible exposure dates are May 10 to May 24, May 25 to July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 18. Anyone who visited the bingo hall during the afternoon or evening hours on any of those dates, or who traveled on Sun Charter’s San Diego North Line bus service, is encouraged to contact their health provider or the county health department for tuberculosis testing.

Individuals who would like more information on this exposure are asked to call:

  • County TB Control Program (619) 692-8621
  • Viejas Bingo Risk Management (619) 659-2422
  • Sun Charter of San Diego (619) 336-9206

Read the full article at The San Diego Union-Tribune.