No New TB Cases at University of Richmond, Virginia
April 17, 2003
No additional active tuberculosis cases have been found at the University of Richmond through tests on about 200 students, faculty and staff. Several weeks ago a UR student came down with an active case of TB. The student was tested at a local hospital after displaying symptoms consistent with the illness. About 2 percent of those who had a skin test were positive for TB exposure, but chest X-rays were negative. Health officials recommend that no additional skin tests be administered when the rate of positive results is less than 5 percent, a university spokesperson said. Two active cases of TB were diagnosed earlier this school year at Henrico County's Douglas Freeman High School, which is about two miles from the UR campus.Adapted from:
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