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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

US : Concerns rise as more Ennis students tested for tuberculosis

Article via WFAA, excerpt :

" The Texas Department of State Health Services was back at Ennis High School Monday conducting tuberculosis skin tests on 700 more students and staff members identified as being at risk of getting the infectious disease.

With the 700 additional skin tests, the total number of people tested has reached 95.

So far, out of 373 skin tests now completed, 119 people have shown possible signs of exposure, according to TDSHS spokesman Chris Van Deusen. He notes that a positive test does not mean a person has tuberculosis or is contagious."

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