Tuberculosis Scare At S.C. High School

Several students to be tested

Patrick Gentry
July 25, 2018 - 11:02 am

A case of active tuberculosis has been confirmed at a South Carolina high school.

Citing a South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control release, news outlets report that someone associated with West Ashley High School in Charleston has tuberculosis. The agency cannot reveal any details about who the person is.

The agency will test tens of people over two days next week, but not everyone who attends or works at the school needs to take the test. It learned about the case July 10.

State epidemiologist Linda Bell says only people with prolonged contact with the diagnosed need to be tested.

The agency's public health director for the Lowcountry region, Taylor Lee, says the school's administration has been cooperative.

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