CHULA VISTA, California – Students, faculty and staff at Southwestern College may have been exposed to tuberculosis, long-term health officials warned Wednesday.
A person who was on campus between August 20 and November 8, 2018 was tested positive for the highly infectious respiratory disease. University officials work with the college staff to report as many as possible who may have been in contact with the infected person.
The university will provide tuberculosis testing at no cost to people who may have been exposed to school. The test will be available from 3 to 14 December at Southwestern College Student Health Services, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Student Center, Room 601
F in Chula Vista.
“The first infection usually does not have any symptoms, so we recommend that you test for all those exposed to make sure they are not infected,” says Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, County Public Health Officer. “For all infected individuals, early diagnosis and rapid treatment can prevent the disease infection.”
For more information about the possible exposure, call Southwestern Students Health Services at 619-482-6354 or county TB Control Program at 619-692-8621.