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DCCCD, Dallas County HHS Investigate Suspected TB Case - April 2012


For immediate release — April 16, 2012

(DALLAS) — The Dallas County Community College District and Dallas County Health and Human Services are coordinating an investigation into a single suspected case of tuberculosis at El Centro College. Students who attend three classes with the individual involved are receiving written notification during either their afternoon class on Mon., April 16, and or two morning classes on Tues., April 17.

Only El Centro College students who attend those classes and may have been exposed should be screened; those students can receive a routine TB skin test administered by DCHHS staff members on either Wed., April 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. in room 269, Building B, or on Tues., April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the same location.

Students who attend those classes and have questions can contact Ken Johnson, the college nurse, at 214-860-2113. They also can call their community physician or the Dallas County Health and Human Services TB Clinic at 214-819-2071 for information about TB, which is a preventable and treatable illness.