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.
Covered California says this year’s early health insurance enrollment is looking more promising than last year’s.
Covered California staff members are on a statewide bus tour visiting 21 cities in order to raise awareness about the start of open enrollment this Saturday.
California is gearing up for a fight over physician-assisted suicide now that a Bay Area woman has ended her own life.
State officials have chosen University of California health care systems as go-to facilities to treat California-based patients diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
Sacramento County says it has begun monitoring people in the area who have recently arrived from three West African countries affected by Ebola. Officials say very few people belong in that category.