Modesto student tests positive for active TB – KCRA Sacramento

A Grace Davis High School student in Modesto has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, Stanislaus County health officials said.The student is receiving treatment, and health officials said students and staff at the school are no longer at risk of exposure.Letters about potential exposure have been sent to parents of students at the school. Health officials plan to test students and school staff who shared a classroom with the diagnosed student. The screening tests will be administered at the school.Health officials said TB is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is transmitted through the air. Bacteria-infected droplets can become airborne when an infected person coughs, talks or sings. If those droplets are inhaled by others, they could become infected. However, health officials said it usually takes significant contact before someone is infected.

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

The student is receiving treatment, and health officials said students and staff at the school are no longer at risk of exposure.

Letters about potential exposure have been sent to parents of students at the school. Health officials plan to test students and school staff who shared a classroom with the diagnosed student. The screening tests will be administered at the school.

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

Bacteria-infected droplets can become airborne when an infected person coughs, talks or sings. If those droplets are inhaled by others, they could become infected. However, health officials said it usually takes significant contact before someone is infected.

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