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.