Person at Miller Co. High School tests positive for TB

Person at Miller Co. High School tests positive for TB

MILLER CO., GA (WALB) - One person has tested positive for tuberculosis at Miller County High School.

It is not clear at this time if it was a student, teacher or staff member.

Students at MCHS were sent home with letters on April 3rd explaining the investigation into the possibility of a TB case.

Miller County Health Department County Nurse Manager Darleen Cox said that students identified as being at high risk of exposure had TB skin tests performed at no cost.

The tests take 2-3 days to see results.

TB is an infectious disease that can spread from one person to another by air.

Health officials say it's not easy to catch TB, and repeated exposure over a long period of time is usually required to contract the disease.

Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss.

Additional information on TB can be found here.

For more information, contact the Miller County Health Department at 229-758-3344.

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