100 Irving High School Students Tested For TB

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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IRVING (CBS 11 NEWS) – 100 students at Nimitz High School in Irving were tested for tuberculosis Wednesday.

The group of students was offered the free testing because they may have been exposed to TB when they shared a class last spring with a student recently diagnosed with the contagious disease.

That student, who has not been identified, began showing symptoms late this summer. He or she is being treated, and is expected to be fine.

Members of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services conducted the skin tests at the school, and will be back on Friday to look at the results.

If enough show positive signs, the health department will expand its investigation and offer those students preventative medicine.

Medical Director Dr. Garry Woo, of the health department’s TB Clinic, says they see about 40-60 people on any given day.


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