Health authorities investigate after a pupil at Ponka City High School has shown a positive result for tuberculosis, according to officials from the public schools area in Ponka.
Health officials have confirmed that the student has recently been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, and officials from state and county health services have begun an investigation involving tuberculosis testing for home contacts and other close contacts with the student. the Oklahoma Department of Health and the Department of Health of Kay County.
"Student health and safety is the top priority in the field, and school officials will work with the two agencies while they are conducting their investigation," officials said at a school.
Anyone who has any questions or concerns is asked to contact the Kai County Health Department at 580-762-1