SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a third Salisbury University student has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

The Wicomico County Health Department and the university are working to test others at the school.

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It is the third time in recent months that a case has been diagnosed at the university. One student was diagnosed in October and a second was diagnosed last month.  Officials say the latest student to be diagnosed is under medical care and is no longer attending classes.

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Health officials are asking anyone who may have been in close contact with the student, including classmates, to accept a free tuberculin skin testing. County Health Officer Lori Brewster says the best way to avoid transmission of tuberculosis is testing and treatment if the test is positive.

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