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No Active Cases of Tuberculosis Found After Five Tested Positive for Exposure at ARC

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SACRAMENTO —

There were no active cases of Tuberculosis found after five people from American River College tested positive for TB exposure, according to the Sacramento County Public Health.

American River College and Sacramento County Public Health officials completed skin tests for 48 students and staff at the community college and its Natomas Center satellite campus as part of a continuing investigation following a student diagnosis of active TB.

“With these results, we don’t see evidence of transmission,” says Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer. “We will continue to work closely with the school, which has been remarkably cooperative and professional throughout this investigation.”

The five people who tested positive in for exposure to TB will be “further evaluated and offered preventative treatment,” and a second round of testing will be conducted in 8-10 weeks, officials say.

The students who tested positive in skin tests but don’t display symptoms are not considered infectious and will not be excluded from school.