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More TB testing expected

August 03, 2005

Thomasville-- More people in Thomasville will likely be tested for tuberculosis.

About 325 people have been checked-out after a student at Thomasville High School tested positive last month. The Southwest Health District doesn't yet know the results of the tests.

The student did not get TB at school, but his classmates and staff were urged to get tested simply because of their close contact.

TB is an airborne respiratory illness. Officials say it's highly unlikely many people were infected.

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