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FLORIDA: Case of Tuberculosis Reported at USF's Tampa Campus




 

WTSP.com (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.



 


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