COLUMBIA (WACH) -- A man diagnosed with tuberculosis has been located, after he left a Columbia hospital untreated Tuesday.
Louis Rainone, 57, was located by health care professionals Wednesday in Lumberton, NC, after he reportedly walked into a hospital and asked for his medicines.
He was recognized by hospital staff and is being treated. He has been placed under secure watch, according to officials at the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Tuberculosis is a very contagious respiratory condition, and it can be deadly if not treated properly.