Tuberculosis Case Strikes San Ysidro High School | NBC 7 San Diego

Tuberculosis Case Strikes San Ysidro High School

Staff, students may have been exposed to TB



    A case of tuberculosis has been reported at San Ysidro High School. Students and staff may have been exposed to the disease in certain classrooms and on a school bus.

    The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is reporting that an individual at San Ysidro High School was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis and may have exposed students and staff to the disease.

    The HHSA made an announcement about this TB case on Friday, reporting that the period of exposure would’ve been from Nov. 1, 2011 to Mar. 6, 2012. The exposure is limited to some classrooms and one school bus, #238, according to the HHSA.

    Tuberculosis can be treated and cured with medication.

    The HHSA is working closely with the Sweetwater Union High School District to notify and screen those who were possibly exposed. No-cost testing for identified students and staff will be held on Apr. 11 at San Ysidro High School located at 5353 Airway Road in San Ysidro. Another round of follow-up testing is slated for May 15, also at the school.

    Individuals who would like more information about the exposure may contact County TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.

    So far this year, there have been 35 TB cases reported in San Diego, according to the HHSA.

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