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CALIFORNIA:: “Six Exposed to TB; No Active Infection”

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Desert Sun (Palm Springs)     (05.06.10):: Michelle Mitchell, La Quinta Sun

TB testing at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School in La Quinta, which was conducted after a person there was suspected of having the disease, so far has turned up no active TB infections. Six persons did have positive skin test results, said Barbara Cole, director of Disease Control for the Riverside County Department of Public Health. “Thus far with the results I have, I have no indication of any additional problems,” Cole said. Results from about half of the 256 people referred to testing, however, were still pending. She said persons with a positive skin test but a negative chest X-ray will be given antibiotics to prevent the dormant infection from developing.

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Written by pkids

May 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm

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