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Friday, December 16, 2011

US : Tuberculosis case reported at Lincoln High School

Via Scoop San Diego :

" An individual at Lincoln High School was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed a limited number of students, faculty, and staff to the disease, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported today.

HHSA is working closely with the San Diego Unified School District to notify those who may have come in contact with the exposed individual. The period of exposure is from Sept. 6, 2011 to Dec. 6, 2011.

"Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease," says Dr. Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County Public Health Officer. "TB can be treated and cured

The affected students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed will be notified by school officials and should go to their primary care physician to be tested. If individuals do not have a primary care physician they can go to a County Public Health or TB Clinic for testing.

San Diego Unified School District is offering no-cost testing for affected students, faculty, and staff at Lincoln High School located at 4777 Imperial Ave in San Diego on Jan. 31, 2012."

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