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Virginia: University of Richmond Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

April 7, 2003

A University of Richmond student has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with active TB. The university is working with Henrico County, Va., health officials to determine a list of people who may have been exposed to the student for prolonged periods, and plans are being made to contact them and arrange for testing, said Dr. Lynne Deane, director of university health services. "Public health officials tell us there is no cause for alarm, and this is not a health emergency," Deane said. "There is very little risk of infection to most campus residents, visitors and employees." Final cure for an active case of TB can take up to six months.

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Associated Press
04.05.03)



  
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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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