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

FLORIDA: Case of Tuberculosis Reported at USF's Tampa Campus (Tampa Bay, Fla.) (07.16.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed a case of TB disease involving a University of South Florida (USF) student on the Tampa campus. According to health officials, the student is undergoing treatment in isolation and is no longer a health risk to others. Florida Department of Health–Hillsborough County TB Center Manager Jylmarie Lewis said that USF and the Florida Department of Health were working together to ensure the health and safety of all the campus community. The school and the Department of Health notified approximately 90 students, faculty, staff, and community members at risk for exposure of testing next week. USF students and employees with additional questions may call the Student Health Services nurse line Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (813) 974–1797.


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 July 17, 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.