Iowa: Hundreds of Students to Be Tested for Tuberculosis
July 2, 2003
Iowa health officials are asking several hundred students at West High School in Iowa City to get tested for TB as they wait for confirmation whether a classmate has the disease. Johnson County Public Health Department Director Ralph Wilmoth said he was not sure of the exact number of students who would be tested, but that several hundred of the school's more than 1,600 students have been asked to take the precaution. The ill student, whose doctor reported the suspected case to public health officials last week, was not identified. The high school will offer free skin testing for students and staff next Tuesday and Thursday at its health office.Adapted from:
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