Denver Post (04.17.12) - Friday, April 20, 2012
Some international students at the University of Denver (DU)
were required to answer a questionnaire and take a TB blood or
skin test by March 13. The initiative was undertaken in
response to an on-campus student's positive TB test last fall.
DU spokesperson Kim DeVigil said all students who received the
e-mail request took the test; anyone who did not could have
had their registration placed on hold. The university focused
on international students as a result of CDC guidelines. "We
have put protocols in place for the protection of the
community," she said. Students were selected for testing based
on their home country.
The student at the center of investigation was isolated on
campus after the diagnosis by Denver Health Medical Center
staff. All others living in her housing unit were tested, said
DeVigil. "There were no other issues," she added.
Next fall, all DU students will be required to take the
screening questionnaire, DeVigil said. "It will be mandatory
for everyone every year from now on," she said.