TB Contacts Screened for Possible Diagnosis

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Guam – Approximately 60 students and 30 bus riders could be tested for TB according to DOE superintendent Jon Fernandez. This comes after a person was diagnosed with the disease at southern high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public health director James Gillan told PNC earlier that all contacts to the diagnosed person have been identified. He says that Public Health needs to obtain permission from the contacts parents before further action can be taken. Gillan also says that assessments need to be done to find out what kind of contact the 90 individuals had with the diagnosed individual. Tb is an air-borne disease spread when an individual with TB sneezes, coughs, speaks, or sings according to a press release from public health.