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CALIFORNIA: University of California-Riverside Student Diagnosed with Tuberculosis


Los Angeles Times (11.02.11) - Thursday, November 03, 2011

Officials are offering TB testing to 1,500 students, faculty, and staff at UC-Riverside, where a student was recently diagnosed with the disease. "While health officials say there is generally low risk of transmission of the disease, the student's closest associates on campus have been personally notified and are being asked to come in for screening and subsequent monitoring," university officials said in a statement released by spokesperson Kris Lovekin. The student with TB has been isolated and has good prospects for recovery after treatment, said Dr. Charles Maletz, senior physician with the Campus Health Center.


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