Seattle Post-Intelligencer (05.26.04) - Wednesday, May 26,
Health officials are tracking down and testing hundreds of
University of Washington students and faculty who may have
been exposed to a student with active TB. The student was
diagnosed while home for spring break and was likely infected
while in another country, though that remains uncertain, said
Dr. Jean Haulman, associate medical director for public health
at UW's Hall Health Center. About 120 people were in close
enough proximity - sharing the student's dorm hall and
classrooms - to be considered at risk for infection, said
Haulman. A larger group of students who may have had from
brief-to-medium contact with the student during winter quarter
are also being contacted, though they are considered at low
TB-risk, she said. "We want to be conservative about this,"
Haulman said, adding that the infected student is on
medication and doing well.