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150 at Roanoke school to be tested for TB

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 2:51pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Roanoke health officials have identified 150 students and employees at a high school who might have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Schools Superintendent Rita Bishop announced last week that a student at William Fleming High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

The students and employees identified as being at risk of exposure will be tested at the school on Dec. 6.

Roanoke and Allegheny health department districts director Stephanie Harper tells media outlets that permission slips and information letters will be sent home with students on Monday.

Harper says the infected student is being treated in isolation. No one else has been diagnosed with an active case of TB.


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