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Tuberculosis case at Triad Elementary

Friday, May 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"NORTH LEWISBURG – A person associated with Triad Elementary has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to a press release.

"The school district cannot speak about the patient’s role at the school, Triad Superintendent Chris Piper said Friday. He said he was made aware of the illness Wednesday.

"Tuberculosis is a rare but serious disease that usually affects the lungs. It is contagious and can be spread to others, especially people with whom the patient spends time every day. The risk of transmission is low and almost all cases are curable with medication.

"Tuberculosis is spread through the air by close, prolonged contact when a person coughs, speaks, laughs or sings. It is not transmitted by casual contact or contact with surfaces. Piper said no special cleaning needs to be done at the buildings because it is only spread through direct contact with a person with communicable tuberculosis..."

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