Maryland: Meade Schedules TB Testing at School
May 29, 2003
In what Anne Arundel County, Md., health officials are calling the largest TB testing the county has ever conducted, about 1,800 students and teachers at Meade High School will be tested for TB on Monday and Tuesday. The testing follows the disclosure that a student was diagnosed with an active form of the disease. After the student's diagnosis, 267 people who either attended classes with or taught the student were tested. Of these, 31 students and three teachers were found to have a latent form of the disease, meaning they tested positive but are not contagious. They were prescribed Isoniazid. The school's seniors have already graduated and so will not be present for the testing, but officials are urging them to get tested as well.Adapted from:
05.29.03; Darragh Johnson
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