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SA Metro Health investigating tuberculosis case at NEISD high school

Metro Health announces TB case at Johnson High School

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE:

North East Independent School District told KSAT.com that the individual diagnosed with tuberculosis was a student who is no longer enrolled at Johnson High School.  

ORIGINAL STORY:

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department announced a case of tuberculosis has been diagnosed in an individual at Johnson High School in North East Independent School District.

Metro Health officials said the individual is now off campus, in stable condition, and will not return to the high school until the individual is no longer infectious.

A meeting about TB was held at the high school along with an email sent Thursday to parents regarding the case.

Officials said the department, along with the district, is working to identify if anyone may have been exposed, and letters will be sent to those who may have been vulnerable to TB.

Tuberculosis is a communicable disease spread through close contact with people who have it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, medical personnel and anyone with knowledge of an infection are required to report it to authorities.

A bilingual meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the high school's auditorium.

Anyone with clinical questions about TB is asked to contact Metro Health's TB Chest Clinic at 210-207-8823.
 


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