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Wicomico Co. Recommends TB Testing In School

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Wicomico County officials are recommending that students and staff at a Salisbury high school be tested as a precaution for tuberculosis after a student was diagnosed with it.

Officials say skin testing will be free to anyone who had extended contact with the infected student, who attends James M. Bennett High School and is receiving medical care.

The school district sent out a letter to students and staff and also held an informational meeting.

School and health officials say there’s only a small risk of infection from exposure to the infected student, and there’s no risk of additional exposure to students or staff.

Skin testing will be made available on Feb. 11 for students who want it. County health department staff will read the test two days after that.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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