The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday that there has been a recent tuberculosis exposure at both Santana High School and Kearny Mesa Detention Facility. TB testing will be provided at both places.
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported Friday that both Santana High School and Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility have had recent tuberculosis exposures.
HHSA said students and staff at Santana High School were potentially exposed to a person with TB between February 15 and June 1.
HHSA along with the Grossmont Union School District will provide TB testing at Santana High School on June 12.
Meanwhile, at Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, detainees and staff may have been exposed to an individual diagnosed with TB between May 18-20, May 25-28 and on June 1, according to HHSA.
HHSA said members of the public who attended the open house at Kearny Mesa’s Juvenile Hall were not exposed to TB because they had no contact with the person with TB.
Testing will be provided by HHSA to staff and detainees still in custody at the facility soon. Juveniles who may have been exposed but have since been released will also be notified regarding testing information.
According to HHSA, symptoms of active tuberculosis include persistent coughing, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. Most people exposed to TB do not necessarily develop the disease, but it’s still best to get tested as a precaution.
For more information on this TB exposure, contact the County TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.