Tuberculosis case reported at Michigan high school

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A health official says a person at Kalamazoo Central High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Kalamazoo County Health and Human Services official Linda Vail says additional details are to be revealed during a news event later Thursday at Kalamazoo Public Schools.

Central High parent Jennifer Keyser tells the Kalamazoo Gazette ( ) she received a phone call Thursday from school officials saying her son "had been around the other student" and needs to be tested.

Keyser says she was told the health department will be at the high school on Monday to administer TB tests.

Tuberculosis is an airborne infection that attacks the lungs. According to state health statistics, there were 151 TB cases in Michigan last year and 21 so far in 2014.


Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette,

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