Tuberculosis case reported in North Carolina

A New Tuberculosis (TB) case is reported at a school in North Carolina.

Tuberculosis case reported in North Carolina

TB case found:

A case of tuberculosis(TB) has been found in Randolph County High School. Leaders from Randolph County Public Health system said that the case was identified at easter Randolph High School, and the TB affected has not attended since last April.

The health leaders also said that they are closely in touch with the school system and state TB consultant to identify individuals who may have been exposed to the positive case.

Tuberculosis(TB) Symptoms:

  • prolonged cough (sometimes with blood)
  • chest pain
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • weight loss
  • fever
  • night sweats.

How To Prevent:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Get tested for TB infection if you are at increased risk
  • If prescribed treatment to prevent TB, complete the full course
  • If you have TB, practice good hygiene when coughing, including avoiding contact with other people and wearing a mask, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and disposing of sputum and used tissues properly.

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