The students at Grant High School were given skin tests for the disease after another student there came down with TB. The skin tests came back positive.
County health officials tell the Sacramento Bee that does not mean the students have active TB, which can be fatal. In fact, none of them shows symptoms of the disease.
They will, however, undergo further tests and be treated with antibiotics, as even latent TB can become active years later.
The student who came down with the disease was diagnosed last month and is undergoing treatment.
Symptoms of active TB include a persistent cough and fever. Only active TB is contagious. It is spread through the air.
Health insurance rates will rise an average of 4 percent next year for people buying insurance through California’s health exchange.
Covered California will announce its 2016 health insurance rates Monday.
The California Senate held two hearings today as part of special legislative sessions ordered by Governor Jerry Brown. The sessions will deal with infrastructure and health financing. But some lawmakers wonder what they will accomplish.
Advocates for the developmentally disabled are furious after being left out of this year’s California budget deal. They held a tense rally at the Capitol Wednesday.
In Reno and around the country, community paramedics are providing more primary and preventive care and taking non-emergency patients to facilities other than emergency rooms.