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USF student tests positive for tuberculosis

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The University of South Florida said 90 students from the school's Tampa campus may have been exposed to tuberculosis after a student tested positive for the illness.

Campus officials say the student is undergoing treatment, and is no longer a risk to others. Beginning next week, health officials are expected to begin testing the group of individuals potentially exposed to the illness.

Florida Department of Health's Hillsborough County Tuberculosis Center manager Jylmarie Lewis mentioned in an email that the university and the department were working together to make sure all members of the USF Tampa community are safe.

This is the case of TB on the campus this year. The last known case of TB was in May of last year. School officials said it does not appear the two cases are related in any way.

Related story: 07/07/2013 Tampa Police find woman with tuberculosis

Students and employees at USF can call the Student Health Services nurse line at (813) 974-1797 or contact the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County at (813) 307-8047.

 

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