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Lodi High School Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis

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A colorized scanning electron micrograph of Mycobaterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause TB.

Microbe World / Flickr Creative Commons

Students and staff at a Lodi-area high school will undergo testing for tuberculosis.

The San Joaquin County Public Health Services office has confirmed that a Tokay High School student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

Health officials will conduct tests for the illness among students and staff who shared a classroom with the diagnosed person. The student is currently under medical care and the county health department says there's no longer a risk of further exposure to those at the school.

Letters have been sent to the parents of all the students.

 

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