Cruz failed to continue treatment for tuberculosis in San Joaquin County.
By H. Nelson Goodson
July 26, 2014
Stockton, California - On Wednesday, a public health warrant was issued for Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, for failing to comply with a tuberculosis (TB) treatment order and not showing up for a scheduled appointment at the San Joaquin County Public Health Department. Cruz is originally from Mexico and might be carrying a type of drug-resistance tuberculosis, according to health officials.
Tuberculosis is higly contagious and the result is death, if not treated. Police are trying to locate Cruz to get him treatment. He is considered a transient and disappeared from San Joaquin County. Cruz left no forwarding address. He could refuse treatment, but Cruz would be facing up to a year in jail for not complying to take treatment.
In March, Cruz went to a hospital in San Joaquin County for emergency treatment claiming he couldn't breathe and had been coughing for some time. Tests results were conclusive for TB. Cruz had an appointment for treatment, but failed to show up, according to police.