The D.C. Department of Health has confirmed that an American University graduate student has tested positive for tuberculosis, which spreads from person to person through the air.
Baltimore firefighters on Thursday cleared people out of two medical research buildings due to tuberculosis contamination, but authorities later said there was no risk of infection to anyone and the evacuation order was lifted.
The Alexandria Health Department is working to identify students and staff who may have spent time in close contact with a person at Patrick Henry Elementary School diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to Alexandria City Public Schools.
Prince George’s County Public Schools will offer free tuberculosis screening after two cases of the airborne disease were confirmed at a high school in Upper Marlboro.
Twenty five people at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center may have been exposed to a person diagnosed with tuberculosis, adding to the list of those needing screenings.
A student at a high school in Charles County, Maryland, has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
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.
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