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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

US : University confirms case of tuberculosis

Article from The East Texan Online, excerpt :

" Screenings for potentially affected students set for Tuesday, April 19

A Texas A&M University-Commerce student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to the head university physician Dr. Tom Selvaggi. The student, who is no longer enrolled at the university, was diagnosed by the Dallas Health Department.

"Today we received a phone call [from the Dallas Health Department] about a positive tuberculosis case," Selvaggi said. "The initial skin test was negative, but the patient was symptomatic. Then they went ahead and did a chest x-ray and it was positive and they did cultures and they were positive. We have to be prudent and screen everyone who was in a class with the student."

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