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Thursday, September 8, 2011

US : W-B Area TB case confirmed

Via The Times Leader :

" The city Health Department has confirmed a positive case of tuberculosis contracted by a Wilkes-Barre Area School District student who attended GAR and E.L. Meyers high schools this past academic year.

Ted Kross, the city’s health director, said the department has been working closely with the district superintendent’s office and school administrators to identify the small population of students, generally those students in the same classroom, who possibly were exposed.

Kross said the school district has distributed a letter to parents and guardians of those students who will need to be tested to confirm whether or not they have contracted the illness. Both city and state health officials do not believe that anyone who has not been previously identified for testing is at risk for exposure to the illness and the testing is only a precautionary measure to confirm the limited nature of potential TB cases."

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