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Possible Tuberculosis Exposure Reported at Local Community College

Testing is available for any students, faculty and staff who may have been exposed, health officials say.

A case of tuberculosis reported at San Diego Continuing Education's Mid-City Campus may have exposed other students, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials confirmed Monday.

The possible exposure occurred on campus between Feb. 3 to April 17, 2017, HHSA officials said.

The HHSA will provide free testing to students, faculty, and staff who may have been on campus during that time period. Testing will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 218 at the Mid-City Campus, located at 3792 Fairmount Avenue.

According to the HHSA, TB symptoms include a persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss.

"Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “But when it does occur, it can be treated and cured with medication; that’s why it’s important to identify those who have been exposed."

In San Diego County, there have been 98 cases so far in 2017, according to the HHSA.

You can get more information by calling (619) 692-8621.

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