8 Columbus Police officers undergoing Tuberculosis test

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Eight Columbus Police officers will be getting tested for possible exposure to Tuberculosis this week, according to Columbus Police.

On October 3, 2014, police officers responded to the 6000 block of Bullet Boulevard to investigate a deceased person.

Authorities say a 51-year-old woman was suffering from multiple illnesses including Tuberculosis. Officers say she was under doctor's care, and her husband called police when she passed away in their apartment.

The woman's body will not be taken to the GBI for autopsy, since authorities say she passed away from illnesses and natural causes.

Eight officers who were at the scene will be receiving medical treatment and testing to check for possibly being exposed to Tuberculosis, according to Columbus Police.

Authorities say this is normal procedure when there is a chance they might be exposed to something dangerous.

Police reports say officers learned the woman possibly died as a result of Tuberculosis, which is a communicable disease.

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