Hiram Johnson High School student diagnosed with active TB

TOTALLY MORE THAN $32 BILLION. >> JUST STAGGERING. ONE MONTH AFTER AN ELK GROVE STUDENT WAS DIAGNOSIS WITH TUBERCULOSIS, ANOTHER STUDENT IN OUR REGION IS REPORTED TO HAVE THE VIRUS AS WELL. SACRAMENTO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS A STUDENT AT HIRAM JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN DIAGNOSISED. THAT STUDENT IS NOW ISOLATED AT HOME. LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO PARENTS OF ALL STUDENTS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED. PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE TESTING STUDENTS AND STAFF WHO SHARED A CLASSROOM WITH THE STUDENT. LAST MONTH, A STUDENT AT ELK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL WAS DIAGNOSIS

Sacramento-area high school student diagnosed with active tuberculosis

Updated: 10:22 PM PDT Oct 19, 2022

Sacramento County health officials on Wednesday announced a high school student in the area has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis. Letters were sent to the parents of all Hiram Johnson High School students who may have been exposed, the Sacramento County Public Health Department said. Those students and staff who shared a classroom with the diagnosed students are the only ones being tested and screened at this time for possible inactive, or latent, TB infection. The health department said exposure to a person with an active case must be close and prolonged for infection to happen, and that most infected people do not progress to active TB and cannot spread it to others. Both active and inactive TB can be treated with antibiotics.Risk of contraction to other staff and students are low, the health department said.The last known case of active tuberculosis reported by the health department was in mid-September when at Elk Grove High School student was diagnosed with it. Just like with the Hiram Johnson case, the student was isolated, and possibly exposed people were tested.

Sacramento County health officials on Wednesday announced a high school student in the area has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

Letters were sent to the parents of all Hiram Johnson High School students who may have been exposed, the Sacramento County Public Health Department said. Those students and staff who shared a classroom with the diagnosed students are the only ones being tested and screened at this time for possible inactive, or latent, TB infection.

The health department said exposure to a person with an active case must be close and prolonged for infection to happen, and that most infected people do not progress to active TB and cannot spread it to others. Both active and inactive TB can be treated with antibiotics.

Risk of contraction to other staff and students are low, the health department said.

The last known case of active tuberculosis reported by the health department was in mid-September when an Elk Grove High School student was diagnosed with it. Just like with the Hiram Johnson case, the student was isolated, and possibly exposed people were tested.

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