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2 more showing signs of TB symptoms at Ga. school

6:48 AM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Two more people at a Richmond County high school have developed symptoms of tuberculosis after a student began showing signs of the disease in October.

Three people at Butler High School in Augusta are being treated for tuberculosis since a student started showing symptoms of the disease in October.

Ketty Gonzalez, of the Georgia Division of Public Health, says the three who showed symptoms of the disease would not return to school until they received more treatment and were retested.

The health department tested 500 people for the disease and 75 of them showed signs of TB exposure. However, most people in the county who show signs of TB exposure never develop the disease.

Associated Press

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