A Hooters waitress in Baltimore has been quarantined after contracting tuberculosis at the restaurant, the Baltimore Sun reports. Jheri Stratton went from push-up bras to an iron lung after contracting the illness from an infected Hooters manager. Several other Hooters employees were later found to have TB as well. Health Department testing ensued, and the chain has since coughed up workers’ compensation. Stratton — who will pursue a career in cosmetology once she’s better — says that Hooters’ acknowledgment is a “weight lifted off my shoulders.” So to speak. [Sun]
Not the disease we would have expected.