11 positive tuberculosis exposure tests confirmed at Glenn Hills High School

By: Staff
By: Staff


Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

RICHMOND CO., Ga. (WRDW) -- Richmond County Health Department confirms 11 out of 119 people from Glenn Hills High School tested positive for tuberculosis exposure.

Earlier this month, a Glenn Hills High School student began to show symptoms of tuberculosis.

"Those tested positive will be further examined to determine if treatment is necessary," according to a release.

News 12 obtained a copy of the letter the school's principal sent home to parents last week. It urges parents to "get their kids tested ASAP!!"

Tuberculosis is contagious only through direct contact or by breathing in the germ. Today the high school offered skin tests for all those who had direct and sustained close contact with the student in question, but health officials insist it's not as scary as it sounds.

"There will be continued testing at Glenn Hills High School to complete list compiled by GHHS administration of those who had direct and sustained contact with suspect," according to the release.

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