Tuberculosis Identified at Boerne Middle School South

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An individual at Boerne Middle School South has tested positive for tuberculosis, according to a letter sent to parents, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says the individual is under medical care and has not been at the school for several days.  So far, nobody else at the school has been found to have the disease or any symptoms.

Health officials say all students who may have been exposed to the person with TB will undergo testing, and meetings have been set up with parents of students at the school to answer their questions.  Medicines will also be provided to any people who tests positive.

The TDSHS says it takes 8 to 10 weeks for a person to test positive for TB after being exposed.

The decision has been made to continue regular school activities, according to the Boerne ISD.

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