11 Missouri Southern Students Exposed to TB

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Friday, October 27 2006 Oct 27, 2006 Friday, October 27, 2006 8:20:31 PM CDT October 27, 2006 in News
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JOPLIN - Eleven students at Missouri Southern State University have tested positive for exposure to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. But Joplin health officials said none shows symptoms of active cases. The eleven were among 200 students and staff who were tested for TB this week after the disease was confirmed in a student who lived in a Missouri Southern dormitory last spring. The university said Thursday the student is responding to treatment and plans to return to school when he recovers. Health officials said it's unlikely anyone would be infected just by being in a classroom with the infected student. Tuberculosis is spread through the air, for example, when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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