As students return to school at Grant Union High School in Sacramento, they will have a chance to be tested for Tuberculosis, after an infected student started multiple rounds of testing earlier this year.
Confidential testing will be offered to any student or staff member who has not been tested for TB.
The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services says all four students who were diagnosed with active TB are getting treatment and are not infectious. The more than 120 staff or students who were diagnosed with latent Tuberculosis are not sick, and cannot infect other people. However, health officials say they are still receiving treatment to be safe.
“All exposure to the disease occurred prior to March, and there was only one student who was identified as infectious. That student has been treated,” according to Sacramento County Public Health Officer, Dr. Kasirye.
Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that can spread through the air.
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