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NORTH CAROLINA: Two Cases of Tuberculosis Reported


Duke TODAY (01.11.13)

In Durham, N.C., two Duke University graduate students have been diagnosed with TB, but director of Employee Occupational Health and Wellness Carol Epling, MD, says that their medical histories suggest only a 1 to 3 percent risk for spreading the infection. The students are receiving treatment and are not a risk for transmitting the infection. The university is contacting all of those who came into close contact with both students and asking them to undergo testing to rule out the potential for infection. Anyone who believes that they may have been exposed should contact Duke University Student Health Services or Employee Occupational Health and Wellness.


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