More than 100 students and staffers at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Md. have been offered testing for tuberculosis after a person at the school contracted TB.
A person at a Montgomery County high school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The person carried the disease in Watkins Mill High School sometime between October 2013 and January 2014 and is now being treated.
Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children\’s National Medical Center, says there is no need for panic over the threat of tuberculosis now that classes are beginning again.
The Fairfax County Health Department is recommending all
students, staff and faculty members of Robert
E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va., be tested
for tuberculosis after three students have tested positive for active
tuberculosis since December.
The Fairfax County Health Department is launching an investigation
after three people were diagnosed with tuberculosis at Robert Lee High School.
A North Point High School student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.