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Modesto student tests positive for active tuberculosis



A student at Grace Davis High School in Modesto has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to Stanilaus County health officials. The student is being treated and health officials say students and staff at the school are no longer at risk of exposure. potential exposures are sent to parents of students at school. Health officials plan to test students and school staff who share a classroom with the diagnosed student. Screening tests will be administered at school. Health officials said tuberculosis is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is transmitted through the air. Bacteria infected droplets can be transported into the air when an infected person coughs, talks or sings. If these droplets are inhaled by others, they may become infected. Health officials, however, said that considerable contact is usually made before anyone becomes infected.

A student at Grace Davis High School in Modesto has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, said Stanislaus County Health District officials.

Letters of potential exposure were sent to parents of students at the school. Health officials plan to test students and school staff who share a classroom with the diagnosed student.

Health officials say tuberculosis is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is transmitted through the air.

Bacterial infected droplets can be carried into the air when the infected person coughs, speaks or sings. If these droplets are inhaled by others, they may become infected. However, health officials say there is usually significant contact before anyone becomes infected.


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