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​Contact: Ann Hatch
For immediate release — April 19, 2017
News brief
(DALLAS) — El Centro College and Dallas County Health and Human Services are following up on one reported case of tuberculosis. The student involved is attending only one class for the spring 2017 semester. Students and college employees who may have attended that one class were notified today by email and through an electronic posting site.
DCHHS will provide free screening at El Centro’s downtown location in the Paramount Building next Monday; only El Centro faculty and students who attended that one class are recommended for screening. DCHHS staff members will return to the college next Wednesday to share screening results.
Students who have TB-related questions can contact Ken Johnson, El Centro’s college nurse, at (214) 860-2111 or the Dallas County Health and Human Services TB Clinic at (214) 819-2071. More information about TB is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
For all other inquiries, please contact Ann Hatch, district director of media relations for the Dallas County Community College District, by phone at (214) 378-1819 or by email at

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