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TEXAS: Texas Woman's University Alerts About 100 People of Possible TB Exposure




 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (04.04.12) - Wednesday, April 04,

On March 29, the Denton County Health Department notified Texas Woman's University that a student on the Denton campus is receiving treatment for active TB. About 100 people whose proximity to the patient put them at risk of infection were contacted by letter and e-mail. "TWU is working in full cooperation with DCHD," Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life, wrote in a letter on the university's website. "Other than individuals identified as close contacts, DCHD officials inform us that there is no need for the larger TWU community to take any specific medical precautions or actions at this time." TWU's clinic will handle the testing. In a separate area incident, TB testing is underway today at Tarrant County College. Last month, officials at TCC's Southeast Campus in Arlington issued an alert after a former student was diagnosed with active TB.



 


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