Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

CALIFORNIA: Cal Poly Pomona Students Warned of Possible TB Exposure




 

KTLA 5 (03.08.13)

Local public health officials have notified California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona, Calif., that a student may have contracted TB and exposed students, faculty, and staff members. Officials have not yet confirmed that the student has an active case of TB, but the university is recommending that those who came into close contact with the student be screened for TB. School officials identified 375 students and 20 staff and faculty members who have had contact with the student and sent e-mail notifications to them on March 8. The student did not live on campus but did attend classes during the fall and winter quarters in physics, engineering, computer science, and ethnic and women’s studies. The student has withdrawn from winter quarter classes to receive treatment and is expected to recover. Students may receive free TB testing through Student Health Services, with priority given to those who may have come into direct contact. Faculty and staff may receive TB screenings through their regular healthcare provider. For further information, contact Student Health Services at (909) 869–4000 or visit the university’s website at http://polycentric.csupomona.edu/news_stories/2013/03/possible-tuberculosis-case-involving-student.html.



 


Copyright © 2013 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.



Information in this article was accurate in March 11, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.