A case of tuberculosis was recently reported at Montgomery Adult School in Chula Vista, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) confirmed Wednesday.
According to the HHSA, an individual at the school was recently diagnosed with TB and may have exposed students and staff. The period of exposure was from October 1, 2012, through November 13, 2012.
The HHSA says symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. It can be treated and cured with medication.
HHSA is now working with the Sweetwater Union High School District to notify those who were potentially exposed. Free TB testing for students and staff is being offered at the school – located at 3240 Palm Ave. – on Mar. 11.
Health officials say TB is not uncommon in San Diego. Last year, a total of 234 cases were reported in the county.
For more information about the exposure, call the County of San Diego TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.