Tuberculosis Case At Local High School
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(Henderson, NV) - A n active case of tuberculosis has been confirmed at a high school in the south valley.
It’s at Coronado High School in Henderson.
Parents were notified by email about the situation Tuesday. Students at the school will be taking home a printed version of the letter Wednesday, as well as permission slips to be filled out for TB testing that will take place at the school next week.
The Southern Nevada Health District won’t say if the person who has what they call an “active” case of contagious pulmonary tuberculosis is a student or staff member, but Channel 13 Action News is reporting it’s a student.
The Health District reportedly says the student hasn’t been on campus -quote- “recently.” Next week’s testing will be voluntary, although the Health District says those who came in contact with the affected person may face mandatory TB testing.
The Health District says the TB cse at Coronado is *not* related to the recent deaths of a mother and one of her two premature twins from Summerlin Hospital. If you have any questions, you can call the Health District at 702-759-1370.