Tuberculosis scare at two high schools

Tuberculosis scare at two high schools


ARREST. IN MINUTES YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE GIRL.>>>TWO SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH A TAOU — TUBERCULOSIS SCARE. I’M KEITH GARVIN.>>I’M SARA DONCHEY. WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE SCARE IN WHARTON COUNTY. TODAY WE LEARNED OF ANOTHER POSSIBLE CASE AT CLEMENTS HIGH IN SUGAR LAND. LIVE WITH WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS. RYAN.>>Reporter: SARA, WE ARE LEARNING NEW INFORMATION FROM FORT BEND. THEY ARE TELLING US THE CASE IS A SUSPECT CASE. THEY SHOULD KNOW MORE AFTER TESTING NEXT WEEK. TESTS FOR TUBERCULOSIS INVOLVING STUDENTS AND STAFF AT TWO SCHOOLS. THE PRINCIPAL AT CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL IN FORT BEND I.S.D. SENT A NOTE TO PARENTS ON WEDNESDAY SAYING THERE WAS A SUSPECTED CASE OF TB. THE PRINCIPAL SAID A SMALL GROUP OF STUDENTS AND STAFF WAS BEING TESTED. BECAUSE OF MEDICAL PRIVACY LAWS THE SCHOOL WILL NOT SAY IF THE PATIENT IS A STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER.>>I HAVE TWO GRANDSONS. WE GOT ALERT THEY WERE NOT IN THE SMALL GROUP. THOSE KIDS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.>>AT EL CAMPO THE PRINCIPAL SAID THE FAMILY OF ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS LET HIM KNOW THE GIRL MIGHT HAVE TB. THAT LED TO CALLS TO PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH THE FEMALE STUDENT AS WE AS AN OFFER TO ANY STUDENT WHO MIGHT WANT TO BE TESTED. THE PRINCIPAL SAID THE STUDENT WHO MAY BE ILL IS DOING WELL. PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS MAKES TB TREATABLE AND PREVENTABLE.>>IT IS UNCOMMON. IT WASN’T MY DAUGHTER. SHE DIDN’T KNOW THE GIRL SO I’M NOT WORRIED.>>THEY WILL BEGIN WITH THE PEOPLE AROUND THAT PATIENT AND THEN MOVE OUT. WE ARE TOLD THE TESTING WILL

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