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Alabama: High School Student Teacher Tests Positive for Tuberculosis

April 24, 2002

A former student teacher at Blount High School in Mobile, Ala., has tested positive for TB, prompting testing of about 100 teachers and students who may be at risk for contracting the disease. The 25-year-old, whose name was not released, is a student at the University of South Alabama (USA), where ten more people will be tested for exposure, said Dr. Thomasina Sharpe, director of USA's student health center. Mobile County health officials said they would begin testing at Blount, starting with seniors who were in the teacher's classes last fall.


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Associated Press
04.23.02



  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 

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