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.