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Another case of TB confirmed in Greenwood School District 50 | Accent

One case of tuberculosis in an adult "associated with" Greenwood County School District 50 was confirmed by the State Department of Health and Environmental Control, according to a press release issued by the district issued Tuesday afternoon. That is the second case of tuberculosis in two months at D50 schools. In February, a person at Emerald High School was isolated after a DHEC study confirmed a case of tuberculosis. The case announced Tuesday is not related to February, according to DHEC spokesman Tommy Crosby. DHEC conducts a contact examination to determine who may have been exposed to tuberculosis. The survey includes the Early Childhood Center; Lakeview, Pinecrest, Rice, Springfield, and Woodfield Primary Schools; and Brewer, Northside and Westview Middle Schools. "At this time, the DHEC survey does not show the need for anyone to be tested tested," district spokesman Johnathan Graves says in the release. "However, this is an active investigation and new information may change it. The people who need to be tested have been notified. " On Wednesday, March 27, DHEC announced a possible case of tuberculosis at the D50. On Friday, the diagnosis was confirmed. " It was noticed on Friday about a potential case of TB at one of the schools in our district " "Graves said." We worked near DHEC throughout the weekend and all day on Monday to do a thorough investigation of the situation. DHEC immediately sent letters to individuals at schools that may have been in contact with the person who has…

One case of tuberculosis in an adult “associated with” Greenwood County School District 50 was confirmed by the State Department of Health and Environmental Control, according to a press release issued by the district issued Tuesday afternoon.

That is the second case of tuberculosis in two months at D50 schools. In February, a person at Emerald High School was isolated after a DHEC study confirmed a case of tuberculosis.

The case announced Tuesday is not related to February, according to DHEC spokesman Tommy Crosby.

DHEC conducts a contact examination to determine who may have been exposed to tuberculosis. The survey includes the Early Childhood Center; Lakeview, Pinecrest, Rice, Springfield, and Woodfield Primary Schools; and Brewer, Northside and Westview Middle Schools.

“At this time, the DHEC survey does not show the need for anyone to be tested tested,” district spokesman Johnathan Graves says in the release. “However, this is an active investigation and new information may change it. The people who need to be tested have been notified. “

On Wednesday, March 27, DHEC announced a possible case of tuberculosis at the D50. On Friday, the diagnosis was confirmed.

” It was noticed on Friday about a potential case of TB at one of the schools in our district ” “Graves said.” We worked near DHEC throughout the weekend and all day on Monday to do a thorough investigation of the situation. DHEC immediately sent letters to individuals at schools that may have been in contact with the person who has a confirmed case of tuberculosis. “

Tuberculosis, a bacterial disease predominantly found in the lungs, is relatively rare, with about 1

53 confirmed cases a year in South Carolina, according to DHEC. It is of 150,000 people infected with the bacteria, but does not develop the disease. [19659002] The side effect is highly contagious and can be transmitted by cough, sneezing, talking or other airborne agents. [2017] In 2017, tuberculosis disease was found in 9,105 people nationwide, without death, compared with 84,304 cases in 1953, of which 19,707 died, According to the US Disease Control and Prevention Center.

To learn more about tuberculosis, visit the DHEC website at scdhec.gov/tb.

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