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TEXAS: Tarrant County College Identifies 11 People Who Need TB Testing


Fort Worth Star-Telegram (04.21.12) - Monday, April 23, 2012

A second round of TB testing at Tarrant County College (TCC) indicates that 11 students or staff will need additional screenings to check for infection.

The testing began several weeks ago after TCC and county public health officials learned that a former student at the Southeast Campus was undergoing treatment for active TB. Positive skin tests in the 11 do not necessarily indicate active TB, and chest X-rays and physician follow-ups were scheduled for Friday.

Officials said they expected some of the people at TCC to test positive due to circumstances such as having lived outside the United States, particularly in countries with high TB burden, or in high-density areas.


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